Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?

Must read article on publisher LEE & LOW’s blog: Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?

One of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, co-founded in 1991 by Tom Low and Philip Lee, LEE & LOW Books is an independent multicultural children’s book publisher whose goal is to publish stories all children can relate to. Since its first list, in 1993, LEE & LOW has published an impressive lineup of over 200 titles, many of which have been translated to Spanish and won a number of major awards and honors. In 2000, LEE & LOW launched the imprint BEBOP BOOKS, which extends the company’s mission by bringing diverse stories to children who are just beginning to read.

In 2010, TU PUBLISHING, an independent press focusing on diverse fantasy, science fiction, and mystery for middle grade and young adult readers, was acquired and in 2012 Children’s Book Press (CBP), the first multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States, became an imprint of LEE & LOW. Read PaperTigers’ 2010 Q and A session with Jason Low of LEE & LOW here.


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