Tag Archives: Educators

Support Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month

Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15. We have many ways to support Latine creators, including exciting new titles, an array of books now available in Spanish, and four creator programs at the 2023 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival. Check them all out below!

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Watch the Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the Classroom

Thank you to all who joined us for our most recent webinar, Centering Disabilities in the Classroom featuring Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

If you missed it live (or just want to watch it again), you can access the webinar below, or here on YouTube. Keep reading for links to resources and booklists shared during the webinar and feel free to reach out for more information and/or a Professional Development certificate.

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NEW RESOURCE: Book of the Month School Year Calendar

Back to school is approaching! Do you have a difficult time deciding which books to highlight every month? We have created a resource to keep students engaged with outstanding diverse literature throughout the year. 

Lee & Low Books is committed to publishing culturally authentic and people-centered stories to be read all year long.

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Lee & Low Books Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Seasonal Showcase

Graphic with blue background showing Booklist webinars logo, Lee & Low logo, stars and swirls, the cover image for Zain's Super Friday, and Hena Khan's author photo with the words "Fall 2023 + Spring 2024 Seasonal Showcase Wednesday, September 20 1 PM Central / 2 PM Eastern with special guest Hena Khan"

Join Lee & Low, the largest multicultural publisher of children’s books in the country, on Wednesday, September 20 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT to hear about our upcoming fall and spring titles!

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NEW RESOURCE: Lee & Low Reading Skills Book List

Brilliant illustration of books with a sun shining and birds flying coming out of the pages and the words "Reading Skills Booklist" in front
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For over thirty years, Lee & Low Books and its school line, Bebop Books, have been classroom-tested and teacher-approved across the country to ensure alignment with beginning readers’ needs, skills, and interests in small group, intervention, and read aloud settings. Students will love the stories, and educators will love the literacy content support. Our multicultural content affirms identity and belonging for all students.

We’re proud to release our Lee & Low Reading Skills Booklist, a resource designed to present books that facilitate and support high quality standards-based instruction, including foundational concepts.

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NEW RESOURCE: AAPI Book List

Cover of AAPI Book List showing a young Chinese American girl on her uncle's shoulders with a storefront behind them

High-quality Asian American and Pacific Islander Books (AAPI) help build and affirm a child’s identity and culture. Lee & Low Books is proud to be a 100% Asian American-owned company, and we commit to publishing books by AAPI creators that illuminate America’s history of Asian American discrimination alongside books that celebrate AAPI contributions.

Our new AAPI Book List is digitally interactive, printable, and features some of our most popular award-winning AAPI titles for grades Pre-K through 12.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite titles from the list below. You can find all of the titles in our newly designed list here.

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Upcoming Webinar: Centering Disabilities in the Classroom

Image showing Patty Cisneros Prevo's photo, the Tenacious book cover, and the words "Centering Disabilities in the Classroom: In conversation with Disabled Athlete, Advocate, and author of Tenacious, Patty Cisneros Prevo."

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET with Patty Cisneros Prevo, two-time Paralympic gold medalist, disability advocate, and author of Tenacious: Fifteen Adventures Alongside Disabled Athletes!

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Support the LGBTQIA+ Community for Pride Month

June is Pride month, and this year we are not only celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community, we are standing up and speaking out against hate. According to a report from the American Library Association, the number of demands to ban or restrict library materials nearly doubled in 2022. Of the 2,571 unique titles targeted for censorships, the majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. This cannot go ignored. This Pride month, support the LGBTQIA+ community with your voices and with your dollars.

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Multilingual Educator Q&A with Guadalupe García McCall: Author, Professor, and Educator

This Q&A with author and former teacher Guadalupe García McCall and Lee & Low Literacy Specialist Michelle Fuentes originally appeared in the CABE 2023 Edition of Multilingual Educator. Guadalupe’s latest novel, Echoes of Grace, is available wherever books are sold!

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