Jennifer M. Brown has signed on to serve as vice president and publisher of Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Her start date at the Random House Children’s Books imprint has been set for August 24.
In the past, Brown worked as a children’s reviews editor at Publishers Weekly. Currently, she juggles the dual role of children’s editor at Shelf Awareness and director of the Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education.
Here’s more from the press release: “As Publisher, Brown will oversee the direction and lead the long-range and daily activities for the Knopf Young Readers publishing program. An accomplished children’s publishing professional across many disciplines, Brown brings to Knopf a broad and deep knowledge of the industry, an extensive network of relationships, and impeccable taste in books, shaped by her years of critiquing, reporting, editing, and marketing them and by engaging with key influencers in the publishing community.” (Photo Credit: Michael Lionstar)