Alyson Heller is an Executive Editor with the Aladdin imprint, where she is lucky enough to acquire and edit a range of titles, focusing on chapter books and middle-grade. She is drawn to stand-alone stories and young series from underrepresented voices that focuses on joy and everyday life, complicated friendship and sibling dynamics, tough stuff in the chapter book/ middle grade space, and books that will make a reader feel a little less alone in the world. Aly does non-fiction middle-grade books about historical and contemporary figures who have made an impact and continue to inspire. In her spare time, Aly loves baking, traveling, dancing, Broadway and listening to true crime podcasts. Tweet her @EditorAlysonH.