Joanna Cárdenas, Executive Editor


Executive Editor Joanna Cárdenas has worked on such critically-acclaimed and award-winning books as The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez and Stand Up Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim.

Joanna is co-founder of the Representation Matters Mentor Program for aspiring editors of color, and she was on the board of Latinx in Publishing, a nonprofit organization that promotes literature by, for, and about Latino/a/x people. In 2015, she was an honoree of Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch, which identifies book publishing talent making waves in the industry. She is looking for books across age categories, genres, and formats that center joy, creativity, and imagination; explore our roles as global citizens; use comedy to deconstruct big life questions and events; and celebrate romantic and platonic love. Follow her on Twitter: @joannananamc.