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Bebop Catalog 2021 •

Lee & Low Books

1991

1993

1998

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2010

Dismayed by the lack of diversity in children’s books, Tom Low and Philip Lee decide to create a new publishing company “about everyone, for everyone.”

The first Lee & Low book, Baseball Saved Us, is published and receives a fullpage review in the New York Times.

In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, receives the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award from the American Library Association.

Lee & Low establishes its New Voices Award for unpublished authors of color for a picture book manuscript.

Heeding educators’ calls, Lee & Low establishes its Bebop Books imprint offering leveled books for beginning readers in English and Spanish.

With its new Tu Books imprint, Lee & Low expands to publish books for middle grade and young adult readers.

Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bebop by Guided Reading Level . . . . . . . . . 4-30 Early Emergent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–6 Emergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–12 Early Fluent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–16

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Fluent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–29 Fluent + . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Lee & Low Books acquires Children’s Book Press, bringing its awardwinning list of diverse and bilingual books back into print.

Foreword Magazine names Lee & Low Books Indie Publisher of the Year for its commitment to diverse books and advocacy work.

Lee & Low Books sponsors and organizes the Diversity Baseline Survey, the first largescale study of employee diversity in the publishing industry.

Oprah Winfrey reads The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen aloud for Storyline Online, one of several celebrities to choose Lee & Low titles.

The company celebrates 30 years of publishing beautiful diverse books!

2012

Lee & Low establishes the New Visions Award for unpublished authors of color for middle grade and young adult manuscripts.

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Bebop Catalog 2021

30 Years of Diverse Books and Counting In 1991, Lee & Low Books began with a simple mission: to publish beautiful children’s books about everyone, for everyone. Three decades later, we are proud to be the largest and most trusted multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. Who We Are We are family owned, independent, and a certified 100% Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE). We are dedicated to promoting equity both within our company and in the publishing industry at large. What We Do We work with schools and districts across the country to help them build libraries and collections that reflect their students. Educators trust us to deliver high-quality, authentic books that fit their needs.

Get Started We offer fast, responsive, and personalized service from our knowledgeable team throughout the purchasing process. Let us help you build a custom list of culturally responsive and diverse books for your students!

30 Years of Diverse Books

What We Offer • Curated themed collections including our Anti-Racism Book Collection, our Trauma-Informed Diverse Reading List, our Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List, and more • Customized book collections to supplement your TK-12 curriculum and fit your readers and initiatives • FREE downloadable Teacher’s Guides for all of our books • Books in English, Spanish, and bilingual formats

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Guided Reading Level: Early Emergent Early Emergent Collections include:

Early Emergent English Collection Early Emergent Spanish Collection Early Emergent Dual Language Collection All collections are fully customizable. Titles are available as both 6-packs and singles. For current pricing and more information, contact us.

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LEVEL D - ENGLISH

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LEVEL F - ENGLISH

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LEVEL H - ENGLISH

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Guided Reading Level: Early Fluent Early Fluent Collections include:

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LEVEL N - ENGLISH 8 × 10 SPINE: 0.125 FLAPS: 0

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A Library for Juana THE WORLD OF SOR JUANA INÉS

Though she lived in the 17

century, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is still considered one of the most brilliant writers in Mexico’s history: her poetry is recited by schoolchildren throughout Mexico and studied at schools and universities around the world. Juana’s love of learning started from a very young age. She enjoyed poring over books and making up her own stories, songs, and poems. Juana wanted to become a writer and scholar, but during this time period this was not an option for a woman. Undeterred, Juana found a way to carve out a life surrounded by poems, writing, and a library of her very own. th

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Guided Reading Level: Fluent

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Guided Reading Level: Fluent Fluent Collections include:

LEVEL U - ENGLISH

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DUKE KAHANAMOKU

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