Associate Editor Sydnee Monday joined Kokila in May of 2018. She’s assisted on titles such as the New York Times bestselling picture book Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison, National Book Award finalists Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay and The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor, and Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing. Her growing list features children’s lit debuts from Keah Brown, Kiera Wright-Ruiz, Rinny Perkins, and more. Prior to Kokila, she worked at NPR, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, and Sankofa Bookstore in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Howard University, she mentors high school students in NYC with the Governor’s Committee on Scholastic Achievement. Follow her on Twitter (@sydneemonday) or Instagram (@sydneemonday).