Kara Sargent joined Aladdin in December 2020. She is an S&S Children’s alumni, having worked in Simon Spotlight as Editorial Director until 2015, after which she worked at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as Editor in Chief of Brand, Licensed, and IP Publishing. Over the course of her career, Kara has written, developed, and edited hundreds of books for children of all ages, across formats as young as leveled readers and chapter books, and as advanced as young adult novels. Kara is passionate about bringing brands to life in publishing and believes books are the perfect vehicle for introducing new stories, worlds, and characters to kids. Kara loves working closely with her authors to help develop their vision. She is thrilled to be back at S&S and focusing on middle grade novel and graphic novel acquisitions for Aladdin, as well as a list of cutting edge new titles for MTV Books.