Category Archives: Interviews with Authors and Illustrators

Interview: Katheryn Russell-Brown on the research behind Little Melba and Her Big Trombone 

Author Katheryn Russell-Brown talks about the research that went into Little Melba and her Big Trombone.

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Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the art of Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Illustrator Frank Morrison takes us behind the scenes for the art from LITTLE MELBA AND HER BIG TROMBONE

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children’s Book

Author Paula Yoo shares some advice on great ways to publicize your children’s book.

Planting Seeds of Change Around the World

Author Jen Cullerton Johnson shares the amazing project one school embarked on using her book Seeds of Change, and how it has helped to bridge continents.

Interview: Soaring Behind the Scenes with Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

Read an excerpt from an interview LEE & LOW BOOKS did with PARROTS OVER PUERTO RICO author/illustrator Susan L. Roth and author Cindy Trumbore.

What is dystopia? A chat with Diverse Energies authors

Before Thanksgiving we had a great chat on Twitter with some of the contributing authors from our new dystopian anthology, Diverse Energies. Authors Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, Ken Liu, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, and K. Tempest Bradford joined us to answer some questions about their stories, dystopia, world-building, and more: In one or two sentences, can […]

Who was Bruce Lee?

Our marketing intern, Keilin Huang, remembers Bruce Lee: “In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.” —Bruce Lee For all you martial arts enthusiasts out there, today is Bruce Lee’s birthday. He was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, CA and would have been 72 years old today. While […]

What will the world look like in 100 years?

In this post, authors of the anthology DIVERSE ENERGIES and readers share their predictions of what the world will look like 100 years from now.

Where can you see Bill Traylor’s artwork?

Bill Traylor’s story is the stuff of legend: he was born into slavery in Alabama, lived most of his life as a sharecropper, and started drawing at the age of eighty-five, while living homeless in Montgomery, Alabama. His drawings once decorated a street corner; now he’s known as one of America’s most important folk artists. […]

Easton West takes over the blog…and there’s a giveaway

Just one week until the release of Kimberly Pauley’s Cat Girl’s Day Off! In celebration, Cat Girl’s star celebrity blogger Easton West has commandeered the Lee & Low Blog kindly volunteered to share her thoughts on the book, her cat, Ty McKenzie’s underwear, and what it’s like being kidnapped by a crazy, psycopathic—well, let’s not […]