We can’t wait to see y’all at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Austin! We hope you’ll stop by the Publishers Spotlight Booth #2034 to check out our books and author signings. Here’s the full scoop on what’s happening with Lee & Low creators at the show.Continue reading
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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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Art from the Everyday: A Guest Post by Alison Goldberg
In this guest post, author Alison Goldberg explores how found objects can reveal their stories when turned into art, just as El Anatsui’s sculptures reveal the stories of the objects that they are made from. Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui will be published on June 14, 2022 and is available for preorder.Continue reading
Predicting the Pandemic in Nobody’s Pilgrims: A Guest Post by Sergio Troncoso
In this guest post, author Sergio Troncoso reflects on writing a pandemic story before the pandemic and the many themes of his latest novel, including “the border beyond the border,” survival, identity, and more. Nobody’s Pilgrims is available for purchase now.Continue reading
Finding My Accent: A Guest Post by Yasmín Ramírez
In this guest post, author Yasmín Ramírez describes how embracing her name helped embrace where she comes from and who she has become, tilde and all. Yasmín is a Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow and recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award. Her debut memoir ¡Ándale Prieta! will be published April 19 and is available for preorder.Continue reading
Meet Lee & Low Books at TLA 2022
The Texas Library Association Annual Conference is in a few weeks, and we’re so excited to be back! The conference will take place in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Convention Center, and our books and signings will be at the Publishers Spotlight Booth #2140!
See below for our signing schedule, as well as a few other events that our authors and illustrators will be participating in:Continue reading
Becoming a “Real” Writer: A Guest Post by Monica Zepeda
In this guest post, author Monica Zepeda talks about her winding journey to becoming what she always was all along: a “real” writer. Monica is the 2019 winner of the New Visions Award for her debut young adult novel, Boys of the Beast, which will be published April 12 and is available for preorder.Continue reading
How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy
In this guest post, librarian Alexandria Brown discusses the issues with labeling books as “diverse” and other ways we can build and promote a more equitable library collection.
Every so often, the question of whether or not to add a spine label designating “diverse” books makes the rounds. Many condemn the practice, but lots of library staff persist in labeling. Like most diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in librarianship, many of my colleagues are still operating within a white (and cisgender and heterosexual) supremacist framework. It is an understandable predicament to be in – after all, many library degree programs are not as strong as they could be in advocating for DEI and decolonization. So let’s examine the question of diversity labeling and see if we can’t get to a better understanding of why it’s problematic.
Join Our Free Webinar on #OwnVoices Children’s Books
Looking to expand your collection of authentic diverse children’s books? Lee & Low is excited to be participating in a free live webinar tomorrow on #OwnVoices books, hosted by School Library Journal! Continue reading