In Memory: Thomas Low, Co-Founder of Lee & Low Books

From Lee & Low’s debut list, published in 1993.

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Our deepest sympathies to the friends, family, colleagues and readers of Thomas Low, co-founder of Lee & Low Books.

Obituary: Thomas Low by Shannon Maughan from Publishers Weekly. Peek:

“Tom Low had been a successful businessman in New York heading his own temporary personnel agency when he changed course and teamed up with fellow Chinese-American businessman Philip Lee to co-found Lee & Low Books in 1991.”

Remembering Our Co-Founder Thomas Low by Hannah Ehrlich from Lee & Low Books. Peek:

“’It was a joy and privilege to be his partner in starting Lee & Low,’” says Philip Lee, who left the company in 2004. “’He was a great friend, mentor, and visionary. It meant a lot to him to build a company that would promote diversity, encourage new voices, and nurture a new generation of publishing professionals.’”

Publishing World Mourns Lee & Low Co-founder Thomas Low and Celebrates His Legacy by Kara Yorio from School Library Journal. Peek:

“…he leaves behind a legacy of booklists, careers launched, and a publishing house to continue the mission.”