New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2009 — Lee & Low Books is proud to announce the launch of a new Web site section devoted to homeschoolers.
“As we developed the site, we took the time to talk to homeschoolers and to librarians who support the homeschool population,” said Lee & Low publisher Jason Low. “We found that homeschooled children and their parents are constantly seeking out new books and materials for their educational needs, including ways to look at a single issue from many perspectives. We decided to proceed by developing a resource based on our unique focus on diversity.”
Lee & Low’s commitment to diversity dates back to the original mission of the company, which was founded in 1991. Lee & Low’s books offer the homeschool population stories that reflect many worldviews and thought-provoking perspectives on how people who may seem different on the outside share common dreams and goals. It is vital for children educated in homeschooling environments to be exposed to different cultures and to learn to accept people for who they are, despite cultural differences.
The Lee & Low homeschooling section is located at leeandlow.com/p/homeschooling.mhtml and consists of original content specifically for individuals or small groups of children. The materials were developed by experts in the homeschool education field. An article by librarian Adrienne Furness, author of Helping Homeschoolers in the Library, offers tips for bringing diversity into the home with the award-winning Vanishing Cultures series, written and photographed by Jan Reynolds. The site also includes several activities developed by Anastasia Suen, prominent author and educator who started out teaching in the home and who continues to work extensively with homeschoolers through her various blogs.
Lee & Low also encourages homeschoolers to offer their own ideas and suggestions for additional materials that meet their needs. As the world becomes smaller, cultures will clash and misunderstandings will arise, but books can help plant the seeds for healthy dialogues to take place.