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The celebration for the 2021 BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year is a key part of the BCBF Online Special Edition. The BOP Prize is awarded each year to showcase editorial projects, professional skills and intellectual qualities of work from publishing houses all over the world. Let’s meet Lee & Low Books, nominee for North America!
Established in 1991, Lee & Low Books is the largest children’s book publisher in the United States specializing in diversity and has been a leader in the movement for diversity in children’s publishing for 30 years. Lee & Low titles have received major awards and honors including the Coretta Scott King Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Sibert Medal, the NAACP Image Award, and many more.
The company’s longstanding initiatives include the New Vision and New Voices Awards, two annual writing contests for unpublished authors of color that have led to the publication of more than 20 debut authors. Visit leeandlow.com to learn more.
Ken Mochizuki/Dom Lee, Baseball Saved Us, Lee & Low Books
Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Under the Mesquite, Lee & Low Books
Kyle Lukoff/Kaylani Juanita, When Aidan became a Brother, Lee & Low Books