Lee & Low Books have announced that Cheryl Klein will be joining as the new Editorial Director. Klein previously spent the last sixteen years as Executive Editor for the Arthur A. Levine imprint of Scholastic, working on such books as The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton, Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older, and Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork.
She was also the US continuity editor of the last two Harry Potter books. A founding member of the Children’s Book Council’s Diversity Committee, Klein has a commitment to diverse publishing that matches the goals of Lee & Low. Publisher Jason Low said, “When we began our search, we wanted someone who was on the same page as us regarding the state of diversity in publishing and what needs to be done to continue to improve representation in children’s books—Cheryl gets it.”
Meanwhile, Vice President/Editorial Director Louise May will take on a less administrative role. As Editor-at-Large, she will continue to work with authors and illustrators to create new titles.