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Publisher Profile / Lee & Low Books

Lee & Low Books

Facts

Mission: “Lee & Low BOOKS is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country.” A Publisher deeply committed to diversity and #WeNeedDiverseBooks, they have “a simple mission: to publish contemporary diverse stories that all children could enjoy.”

Founder and Publisher: Jason Low


An Interview with the Publisher

Foreword This Week spoke with Jason Low about the ways in which Lee & Low is not only producing diverse books but attempting to quantify the problem to help the industry improve. Read the interview below.

Tell us about the Diversity Baseline Survey. What will it measure and what do you hope to do with the data?

Jason Low The survey will give us a peek at where we are now as an industry when it comes to diversity. We have a hunch that there is a lack of diversity in publishing, but we don’t know to what extent. Having a baseline number will give us a statistic that we can work toward improving. Businesses use numbers to gauge their performance; the same methodology should be applied to issues such as equality.

Read the interview with Jason Low of Lee & Low.


Reviews

***Song for Cambodia***, by Michelle Lord and Shino Arihara, Illustrated by Shino Arihara

Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk, Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino

Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Emily Jiang, Illustrated by April Chu

¡Olé! Flamenco by George Ancona

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jean Cullerton Johnson, Illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia by Betsy Lewin and Ted Lewin

Chess Rumble by G. Neri, Illustrated by Joshua Watson

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby by Crystal Hubbard, Illustrated by Robert McGuire

Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius by Demi

Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin by Michelle Lord, Illustrated by Felicia Hoshimo

La Vasija Que Juan Fabric by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, Illustrated by David Diaz

Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min


Awards

Foreword Reviews Names Lee & Low Books 2014 Indie Publisher of the Year

To Read the Whole Rainbow, You Don’t Need to Point Out the Different Colors


Foreword Mentions

Indie Publishers, Authors Tweet Comfort While Vowing to Fight Trump Threat

Not Just for Giggles: The Best Children’s Books of the Summer

Independent Publishers Take Home 2015 Youth Media Awards

Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Winners Represent the Best of the ‘Indie Spirit’


Press Releases

WHERE IS THE DIVERSITY IN PUBLISHING? THE 2015 DIVERSITY BASELINE SURVEY RESULTS

CELEBRATING 25 BOOKS FROM 25 YEARS: BASEBALL SAVED US


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