Jason Low is a publisher and co-owner of LEE & LOW BOOKS, the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the country. Joining LEE & LOW in 1997 as a web designer, Mr. Low became a publisher in 2004. Since then, he has presented on the importance of diversity in children’s books to the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, Princeton, Pratt, and other institutions. The website that he helped LEE & LOW develop now provides free classroom guides for teachers and LEE & LOW’s blog provides a space for authors, illustrators, and publishers to discuss the publishing process.
LEE & LOW’s passion for “beautiful and authentic diverse books for young readers” has earned them a reputation for publishing high-quality books. LEE & LOW led the first Diversity Baseline Survey to measure diversity in publishing staff, as well as several Diversity Gap Studies that revealed the lack of representation across the content of many entertainment industries. In 2016, the company was the recipient of the Eric Carle Museum’s Angel Award for its dedication to diversity and representation.
Tune in for his lecture on Tuesday, October 19 from 6:00 to 7:30.
A Zoom invitation will go out prior to the event and we encourage you all to attend. If you’re interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 15.
For the Spring Semester, his lecture will be on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30. A Zoom invitation will be sent out closer to the date.
The Distinguished Professorship is generously funded by David J. Pecker