Tag Archives: diversity

¿Dónde encontramos textos diversos en español y cómo podemos evaluar su calidad?

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.

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7 Ways to Make a Case for a Challenged Book in the Classroom

By Katie Potter, Senior Literacy Manager

Educators are entering a new school year, and there are themes and units that we’re excited to tackle. It’s always a joy to see the wonder on children’s faces when they’re engaged with a riveting book and the powerful conversations that ensue.

Despite those exciting feelings, sometimes challenges will arise, and we as educators need to be prepared to have nuanced discussions with administrators, caregivers, and other people who want to be involved with students’ lives and the books we’re showcasing in our classrooms. It is also important to make sure to have a challenge policy in place that will treat all challenges equally if they arise. Continue to consult and follow the policy all school year to address any potential pushbacks.   

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2022 Books for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month. At Lee & Low Books, we have been celebrating Latinx & Hispanic culture through books all year long. We pride ourselves on publishing culturally and linguistically authentic books that all readers can enjoy. Check out ten titles we’ve published this year and peruse our book collections and resources for more titles in both English and Spanish!

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8 Books Exploring How We Take Care of Our Mental Health

We all know that taking care of our physical health is crucial to surviving. Unfortunately, we don’t always address an aspect of our health that affects us just as much as our physical health does: our mental health.

Young people all over the world are dealing with mental health struggles in many shapes and forms. Today, we are recommending books that contain different portrayals of mental health and the ways in which the protagonists address them depending on their unique situations.

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New Release: Echoes of Grace

Happy release day to Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall! Echoes of Grace is an elaborately woven gothic mystery set in modern-day South Texas in which a family tragedy and the echoes experienced by main character Grace allow her to piece together heartbreaking past events. In this triumphant new novel, Pura Belpré Award-winning author Guadalupe García McCall explores sisterhood, family secrets, intergenerational trauma, life, and love in a modern Gothic setting with a magical realist twist.

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The Mysterious Case of Writing with Grace: A Guest Post by Guadalupe García McCall

In this guest post, author Guadalupe García McCall unravels the personal and shared traumas and experiences of women that inspired her newest novel. Echoes of Grace will be published August 16 and is available for pre-order now.

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New Releases: The Harvey Milk Story and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano

We have two very exciting releases today: The Harvey Milk Story by Kari Krakow, illustrated by David Gardner, and Cómo Aidan llegó a ser un hermano by Kyle Lukoff, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita (the Spanish edition of When Aidan Became a Brother)!

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A Tale of Two Crescent Cities: A Guest Post by Chris Clarkson

In this guest post, author Chris Clarkson discusses his inspirations for his debut novel and the duality of its setting, the city of New Orleans. That Summer Night on Frenchmen Street will be published June 28 and is available for pre-order now.

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Behind the History: A Guest Post by Shirley Reva Vernick

In this guest post, author Shirley Reva Vernick shares her personal connections to historical events and how they led her to write about history in her novels. Her latest historical fiction book entitled The Sky We Shared will be published June 7 and is available for pre-order now.

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NEW RESOURCE: A Toolkit for Building a Diverse SEL Library

How do we select the right book to teach SEL skills, competencies, and values that will guide our students through academic, social, and emotional development and challenges? While no one text can or should do it all, how can we be strategic in building a collection of books and read-alouds that explore your school’s SEL framework?  

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