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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Protesting Injustice Then and Now

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers some thoughts and resources for how to teach and talk about protest, race, and current events.

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Ballparks!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: ballparks and baseball museums, writing as a ball player, and a baseball trading card craft!

Happy Mother’s Day: Honoring the Mothers and Grandmothers in Our Lives

A brief history and round-up of LEE & LOW titles for Mother’s Day.

What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Three Ways to Teach Etched In Clay by Andrea Cheng

Literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, provides three ways to use Etched In Clay in the classroom. Etched in Clay is a powerful book for a unit on poetry, author’s artistic and literary choices, American slavery, and more.

Resources For Teaching About Wangari Maathai and Seeds Of Change

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, celebrates Wangari Maathai’s birthday and shares online resources, activities, and lesson plans for educators teaching the book Seeds Of Change.

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.

Where Do Boys Belong In Women’s History Month?

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares her experiences and strategies on teaching about women’s contributions during Women’s History Month and all year round. “If we want to instill resiliency and develop children’s imaginations, we need to present children with stories about long odds, big dreams, and fantastic leadership that come in all shapes, sizes, and bodies.”

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Teach Visual Literacy

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, offers discussion questions and activities about the Lee & Low Books’ diversity gap infographic series to build visual literacy skills and enhance student learning on diversity.