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Zoom Critique Faculty

What is it?

Additional Zoom critiques will be available on Monday, September 23, 2024 beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

Meet the Faculty

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Alyson Heller

Aly Heller is an Executive Editor with the Aladdin imprint, where she is lucky enough to acquire and edit a range of titles, focusing on commercial chapter books through upper middle-grade fiction. She is drawn to stand-alone stories that deal with complicated/toxic friendship and sibling dynamics, tough stuff with hope in the chapter book/ middle grade space, and books that will make a reader feel a little less alone in the world. Aly does some non-fiction middle-grade books and select non-fiction picture books about historical and contemporary figures who have made an impact and continue to inspire. Regardless of genre or age, Aly aims to center underrepresented and diverse voices and explore intersectional identities in her acquisitions. In her spare time, Aly loves baking, traveling, dancing, Broadway and discovering new podcasts.