Faculty

Debra Hess

Debra Hess

Debra joined Highlights for Children as a Senior Editor in June 2009.  She is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books for children, including Thurgood Marshall, the Fight for Equal Justice, a NY Public Library Best Books for the Teenage, and Wilson Sat Alone, an acclaimed picture book that was made into a PBS Storytime Special.  Debra was Editorial Director of Weekly Reader Custom Publishing, Editor of Scholastic News, and Senior Editor at Scholastic Library Publishing.  She has been published by Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, Hyperion, and Harcourt.