Welcome Silver Sponsor Lee and Low Books!
Here’s a little info to help you get to know them better.
LEE & LOW BOOKS is an independent, family-run children’s book publisher focusing on diversity. It is the company’s mission to meet the need for stories that all children can identify with and enjoy. The company publishes books for children of all ages under several imprints, including leveled books for beginning readers (Bebop Books), bilingual books (Children’s Book Press), and speculative fiction for middle grade and young adult readers (Tu Books).
LEE and LOW Books to Take Note of:
Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank By Paula Yoo/Illustrated by Jamel Akib
Juna’s Jar By Jane Bahk/Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual
Tankborn YA trilogy, the last book of which (Rebellion) comes out this spring.
Awards! Lee and Low books have won several major awards including:
- Coretta Scott King Award (American Library Association)
- Pura Belpré Award (American Library Association)
- Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (American Library Association)
- ALA Notable Children’s Books (American Library Association)
- Jane Addams Children’s Book Award (Jane Addams Peace Association)
- “Choices” List (Cooperative Children’s Book Center)
- Carter G. Woodson Award (National Council for the Social Studies)
- Texas Bluebonnet Award (Texas Library Association)
- Ezra Jack Keats Book Award (Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)
- NAACP Image Award (NAACP)
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http://tubooks.tumblr.com/ (Tumblr of our Tu Books imprint focusing on YA and science fiction/fantasy)
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Claudine @ CarryUsOff Books says
Nice to see Lee and Low featured here. I’ve read and enjoyed one of their books ~ Tofu Quilt. Juna’s Jar looks adorable!
So glad to see another Marisol book! My son really liked the first one!
We love the Marisol series too! We hope there are many more to come! Strong girls of color are sorely needed in picture books and it’s wonderful that your son likes to read about them too! That’s sending a great message to publishers that boys will read about a strong girl of color!