this is my last "gift guide" post. i think no christmas is complete without some really great reading material. this past year, i have come to know more about the publisher, lee and low books. they are an independent publishing company focused on diversity.
i was thankful to win a set of books through a blog giveaway. while some of the books were better liked than others, overall, i really appreciate the mission and vision of this company to make books celebrating diversity more accessible and available.
teen lit rocks!, i received a free copy of under the mesquite. this story is fascinating, in party because the whole thing is written as poetry. in the book, i learned the story of a mexican girl who learned how to make her way in the united states while going through the trauma of her mother's cancer and ultimate death. i think zoe will be ready for this in a year or two. i love that she will learn about another culture, as well as gain experience in reading poetry in such an accessible format.
i highly value the mission and vision of lee and low books. i hope that you will take a look at the choices they have available and see if any of them would be a good fit for your family.
while i have received all of the above books for free from lee and low books (as well as a few additional books), i have not been compensated for this post nor asked to write it. i simply wanted to share with you a valuable resource in the form of a company that i think is worthy of my support.