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A Visit to Lee & Low

When I graduated from college, a friend gave me a copy of Charlotte Zolotow’s SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN. It was a meaningful gift, because I had been studying children’s literature, and I love Zolotow. Her books always remind me of my childhood home, and the school librarian who set aside her books for me…

Cover Reveal!

  Here’s what I love about this cover: The palmas reales, the royal palms that to José Martí and to generations of Cubans after him have been the focus of love, longing, and devotion. When I think of childhood and family, I see the palm trees my grandmother painted, and I hear my parents, marking our drive from…

Beatriz Vidal to Illustrate

  I’m thrilled to learn that Beatriz Vidal will illustrate Martí’s Song for Freedom, forthcoming from Lee & Low Books in Spring 2017. See more examples of Beatriz’s work at!