About the Editor

Editor photo of Sophia Jimenez

Sophia Jimenez joined Atheneum in October 2020. She’s thrilled to be working with bestselling and award-winning authors including James Howe, Cynthia Levinson, and Beth Vrabel, and is acquiring picture books, middle grade, and YA. Across genres, Sophia loves voice-driven and character-driven books with tons of atmosphere, and always looks to spotlight marginalized perspectives. She’s drawn to stories about children of immigrants and bicultural families; fantasy and magical genre-benders inspired by non-Western traditions; and stories about little-known history, or better-known history told from underrepresented perspectives. And humor is always a plus!

Sophia previously worked at the Junior Library Guild, reviewing children’s books in English and Spanish, and in editorial at S&S’s adult flagship imprint, where she was fortunate to work on several New York Times bestsellers. She grew up in Austin, Texas, and is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Denver Publishing Institute. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaJay42.


Last Updated: June 7, 2022