Tag Archives: African/African American Interest

New Release: Miles of Style

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of Miles of Style: Eunice W. Johnson and the EBONY Fashion Fair, a chic biography about Eunice W. Johnson who brought elegant and contemporary fashion to Black America through the annual EBONY Fashion Fair!

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6 Titles to Celebrate Black Women’s History

Six Black women walk the runway in gowns as audiences look on from both sides with the words "Celebrate Black Women's History" at the top of the image

With both Black History Month and Women’s History Month approaching, what better way to celebrate than by honoring the contributions of Black women? These titles introduce young readers to influential Black women who made their mark in a variety of fields, including fashion, music, literature, sports, and activism.

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New Releases: Zain’s Super Friday and Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key

Today, we are celebrating two exciting book releases: Zain’s Super Friday by Hena Khan, illustrated by Nez Riaz and Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key by Tracy Occomy Crowder!

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How the Bronx Pioneered A Genre: A Guest Post by Linda J. Acevedo

In this guest post, author Linda J. Acevedo invites readers to bust a move while learning about the history of the boogie-down Bronx in her picture book debut. Breaking to the Beat has received FIVE starred reviews and is available wherever books are sold!

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Black Was the Ink Connects Past and Present

This post by Michelle Coles originally appeared on We Need Diverse Books in November 2021. Black Was the Ink is available wherever books are sold!

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The Reality of Rural Blackness: A Guest Post by Nisi Shawl

In this guest post, author Nisi Shawl invites readers to experience rural Black life in their middle-grade debut novel. Speculation is available wherever books are sold!

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Sneak Peek: Lee & Low’s Spring-Summer 2023

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First page of Spring & Summer 2023 frontlist title catalog
2023 Frontlist Catalog

2023 is well underway, and we are excited to kick off another publishing year full of books for everyone, about everyone! Whether it’s a picture book about children’s freedom to express themselves through creative play, a middle-grade novel about a young Black girl with a fantastic pair of spectacles, or the first young adult novel to feature native Taíno people, there is truly something for every reader. Browse our shareable 2023 frontlist catalog here, or request digital review copies on Edelweiss!

Sneak a peek at what’s new from Lee & Low at our virtual Spring-Summer 2023 Showcase!

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10 Books by Black Authors for Black History Month 2023

10 Books for Black History Month covers shown in two rows. Top row (left to right): The Electric Slide and Kai, Magic Like That, The Shadow Prince, Snitchers, Black Was the Ink
Bottom row (left to right): Marvelous Mabel, Stacey Abrams, How We Can Live, Speculation, That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street

Lee & Low is proud to publish Black authors and illustrators all year long. As Black History Month approaches, remember to center stories by Black creators in your discussions. Here are some of our recent titles to include in your celebration!

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