Michelle Obama & Su Dongpo: A Character Analysis with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to illustrate the range and progression of questions teachers can ask students for Common Core standard 3, character study.


Women in Professional Baseball: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Should women be allowed to play professional baseball? Author Crystal Hubbard argues YES.

Black History Month: Why Remember Bill Traylor?

Who was Bill Traylor, and why should we remember him? Author Don Tate shares his thoughts on one of America’s most important outsider artists.

Writing a Life: How to Write a Biography for Children

In this guest post we welcome Alan Schroeder, author of In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage and Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage to discuss what it takes to write a biography for children. Writing someone’s biography can be a tricky business. First—and this is important—you’ve got to be enthusiastic […]

Play Ball! Baseball Stats for William “Dummy” Hoy

Happy Baseball Season, readers! As Major League Baseball is gearing up for another rousing year, Lee & Low is releasing a picture book biography about a little talked about baseball legend who made a powerful impact. William “Dummy” Hoy was a talented player with a standout record who made an immense impact on the way […]