Kandace Coston is the assistant editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent multicultural children’s book publisher. She grew up in the Bronx, New York where she spent weekends devouring books and scribbling in journals. After graduating from Barnard College, she won an internship grant from We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization that advocates change in the publishing industry, and joined the Lee & Low team. Kandace enjoys working with new authors and helping their manuscripts grow into published picture books. Professionally and personally, Kandace loves books about strong female protagonists as well as any story that can make her laugh.