2024–2025 Book of the Month School Year Calendar

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Lee & Low Books is committed to publishing culturally authentic and people-centered stories to be read all year long. We hope you read diverse books with young people everyday. We recognize there are additional special opportunities throughout the year to highlight diverse stories, voices, and creators. Here’s a starter list of read aloud titles for grades K–5 to keep students engaged with outstanding diverse literature throughout the year.

Want a complete list of books for any of these special celebrations? Have additional celebrations, themes, or identityawareness your school or program is looking for? Please reach out at quotes@leeandlow.com.

Happy reading!

SEPTEMBER Back to school, First Day of School

• Elizabeti’s School

• David’s Drawings

• Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

• Behind My Doors

• Closet Ghosts

OCTOBER Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

• Dream Carver/ El tallador de sueños

• Rainbow Weaver / Tejedora del arcoíris

• The Wild Ones

• Mercedes Sosa

• The Great and Mighty Nikko!/ ¡El gran y poderoso Nikko!

NOVEMBER Native American Heritage Month

• Nibi’s Water Song

• The People Shall Continue

• Baby Rattlesnake/Viborita de Cascabel

• Giving Thanks

• When the Shadbush Blooms

DECEMBER Winter Holidays, Winter

• Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid

• The Road to Santiago

• Cold and Hot

• Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno

• Crane Boy

JANUARY Lunar New Year, New Year, MLK Day of Service

• Every Month is a New Year

• Lend a Hand

• A Full Moon is Rising

• Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

• John Lewis in the Lead

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FEBRUARY Black History Month

• Miles of Style

• Marvelous Mabel: Figure Skating Superstar

• Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

• Dream Builder

• Bottle Tops: The Art of El Anatsui

MARCH Women’s History Month, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

• Benji, The Bad Day, and Me

• She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm

• The Story of Movie Star Anna May Wong

• Where Wonder Grows •Flap Your Hands

APRIL Poetry Month, Earth Day

• Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

• Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World

• Fresh Juice

• Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube

• Rise!

MAY AAPI Heritage Month, Mother’s Day, Mental Health Awareness Month

• Ten Blocks to the Big Wok

• Bonnie’s Rocket

• El cuarto turquesa/The Turquoise Room

• Empty and Me

• Wat Takes His Shot

JUNE Last Day of School, Juneteenth, Pride, Summer Reading

• Breaking to the Beat!

• Juneteenth Jamboree

• Tenacious

• When Aidan Became a Brother

• Pedro's Yo-Yos

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