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!
Por Michelle Fuentes, Literacy Specialist, y Katie Potter, Senior Literacy Manager
Nuestro enfoque en Lee & Low Books es publicar historias contemporáneas y relevantes sobre experiencias y personas diversas. Para nosotros es importante proteger la autenticidad cultural de todos los aspectos del libro (incluyendo el texto, arte, lenguaje, sintaxis, traducciones, etc). Encontrar textos de calidad y auténticos puede ser difícil, y por eso nuestro equipo en Lee & Low hemos construido una lista de recursos para encontrar textos diversos en Español.
In this blog post, Lee & Low summer interns Dylan and Kiana Low discuss the power of natural hair and what is important to consider when parents and educators use books like Magic Like That to teach about the versatility of natural hair and Black hairstyles.
Throughout history, afro-textured hair has been a source of pride, culture, and even survival.
Today we are celebrating the release of two heart-stopping young adult titles—Black Was the Inkwritten by Michelle Coles with illustrations by Justin Johnson and Thirty Talks Weird Loveby Alessandra Narváez Varela!
How fun is your bookroom? Where does joy intersect with culturally responsive and diverse books?
A disproportionate number of books about BIPOC protagonists focus on their marginalization. Though it is important for children to understand the history and complexity of oppression, racism, and discrimination, children—especially Indigenous children, Black children and children of color—also deserve to see themselves thrive and to experience the joy of being part of a loving community.
At Lee & Low, we believe that showing diversity of people and communities in STEM is critical to inspiring and preparing our next generation of thinkers, leaders, and citizens. That’s why we created a beautiful collection of STEM titles features innovators and trailblazers from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented/excluded communities protecting Earth’s ecosystems. Continue reading →
2021 has gone by quite fast, and we’re now approaching the final leg of the year. The time for new books, however, is not over yet! Lee & Low still has some wonderful new books waiting to fall into your hands before 2022 makes an appearance. Read on for a sneak peek at our upcoming titles for fall 2021.
In this guest post originally posted at Achieve the Core, Jill Eisenberg, our Director of Curriculum & Literacy Strategy, shares resources and guidance for teachers on finding high-quality diverse texts and bringing them into the classroom.
If you were asked to sum up your classroom library or read aloud collection with five adjectives, what would you say? Would the word “diverse” make the list?
Our classroom library bookshelves and mentor texts should feel intentional, purposeful, and transforming; to that end, many educators and administrators are eager to infuse more culturally responsive, multicultural, and inclusive stories into the classroom. It can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin with this process, however. As Director of Curriculum & Literacy Strategy at Lee & Low Books, I step into schools and districts to advise on the key components of a culturally responsive book collection and action steps required to evaluate current collections for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Whether you survey your collection in grade-level teams, with parent volunteers, or on your own, this blog post will share some of the best resources and strategies we at Lee & Low Books have seen over the past thirty years from schools and districts across the nation. Continue reading →
In this guest blog post, educator Lindsay Barrett discusses the power and importance in having diverse books and mentors. Jill Eisenberg, director of curriculum and literacy strategy at Lee & Low Books, also discusses the role of diverse books in mentoring programs for developing readers. This blog post first appeared on Reading Partners.