Tag Archives: children’s books

Lexile® Levels for Grades K-5

With our newly updated Lexile® levels for our grades K-5 titles, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion and diversity into their classroom libraries. Our team will work with you to ensure your students have access to authentic, culturally responsive, and contemporary books at the Lexile® levels they need.

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Lexile® Levels for Older Readers in Middle and High School

With our newly updated Lexile® levels for our middle and high school titles, schools across the country will now be able to bring more equity, inclusion and diversity into their classroom libraries. Our team will work with you to ensure your students have access to authentic, culturally responsive, and contemporary books at the Lexile® levels they need.

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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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New in Paperback for 2023

Before we look ahead to new books coming in 2024, we wanted to remind you of all the beautiful new paperback books that we published this year. If you’ve been waiting for the paperback version, we’re thrilled that you can finally add them to your shelves!

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Multilingual Educator: Teaching the Power of Community and Student Activism through Art and Children’s Literature

This essay by author Christy Hale originally appeared in the CABE 2023 Edition of Multilingual Educator. Christy is the author of Todos Iguales: Un corrido de Lemon Grove/All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove. Her latest book, Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World, is available now!

Photo credit: Jenna Cole.

Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. As an educator, Hale currently teaches picture book writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also taught art and graphic design to high school students, and first learned about the Lemon Grove case at an in-service teacher workshop. Hale and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com.

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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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Banned Books Resources

This year’s Banned Books Week takes place from October 1–7, 2023! Let Freedom Read Day is happening on the last day of Banned Books Week. For that day (and for every day afterwards), we’re asking you to stand up with us and take action in the fight against banned books!

It’s time to defend books from censorship and stand up for library staff, educators, writers, and bookseller. There are many ways to take action, like calling your school and library administrators, checking out a banned book, writing a letter to your local boards, or even attending a meeting.

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