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The Issue with Celebrating Columbus Day
In this blog post by Kiana Low, our Lee & Low fall intern, she shares the history of Columbus’s conquest, examines the implications of celebrating Columbus Day, and highlights the importance of Indigenous People’s Day. This piece is based on an essay she wrote in 7th grade, entitled “Columbus, Not to be Celebrated”, which won a Scholastic Gold Key award.
In the past few decades, Christopher Columbus has become shrouded by controversy. While there probably won’t be any parade floats this Columbus Day we should ask ourselves: what are we really celebrating? The success of the supposed great explorer often taught in American classrooms, or a gruesome conqueror? Continue reading
Diverse Children’s Books to Give as Gifts, Ages 6-12
Still searching for the best books to gift to young readers? We’ve got you covered!
Last week we shared our gift recommendations for children ages 0-5. If you’re looking for colorful, striking, authentically diverse books for the children in your life ages 6-12, check out our suggestions below! Continue reading
EVERY MONTH IS A NEW YEAR Teacher’s Guide
Here at Lee & Low, we are incredibly excited about the release of Every Month is a New Year, an amazing picture book from beloved author, Marilyn Singer, and illustrator, Susan L. Roth. This book has a wealth of curricular opportunities, and offers chances for students, teachers, librarians, and families alike to learn all about new year celebrations around the world and share their own cultural and familial celebrations. All of the celebrations have deep-rooted traditions and treasured customs. The collection of sixteen lively poems introduce readers to some of the most fascinating festivities, some well-known and less familiar (depending on the reader!) Continue reading
Plan Your Month Roundup: November Books
Can you believe it’s almost November? The autumn season is officially underway which means the holidays are right around the corner! Plan out your month with these book recommendations and resources to get you ready for the holiday season!
Happy Holidays from Lee & Low
A Lee & Low Christmas
It’s been Only One Year
Since we’ve visited family, far and near.
It’s almost time to go over Sacred Mountain and Under the Lemon Moon
Around the World on The Jones Family Express—soon, soon!
The Bus Ride down The Road to Santiago,
Waiting to see the light streaming through Mama’s Window.
Where do you go? A Journey Home
Down the Seven Miles to Freedom?
Under a Shining Star down Jim Thorpe’s Bright Path—
How to Use Family Diversity and Family Structures to Teach Empathy
In this interview with The Open Book, guest blogger Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not in Our School, shares the organization’s latest video release about families and family structures. Not in Our School is part of the larger organization of Not in Our Town and focuses on empowering students to create safe, inclusive, and empathetic communities.
“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” —from “Human Family” by Maya Angelou (listen to Maya Angelou read the poem here) Continue reading
Celebrating Día at School
El día de los niños / El día de los libros is turning 20!
Join Spanish Playground, MommyMaestra, American Immigration Council and LEE & LOW BOOKS for a dynamic discussion on how to create an effective and meaningful Día celebration at schools.
Sign up to learn how to:
- start/magnify a Día celebration at your school
- invest stakeholders
- select culturally responsive and relevant books
- engage English Language Learners and bilingual/multilingual families
Year of the Monkey: Books and Activities for Chinese New Year
2016 Chinese New Year is Monday, February 8th and it’s the year of the Monkey. How can you celebrate with students? Continue reading
Holiday Gift Recommendations: 18 Children’s Books for Every Kid On Your List
Now that December is upon us, many people start to stress about gift giving. What will they like? How can I give a great gift, but not break the bank? Never fear! LEE & LOW BOOKS is here to save the holidays!
We’ve compiled a list of LEE & LOW titles that’ll be sure to please everyone, from the science lover to the musician!