Grace Kendall

Grace Elizabeth Kendall is an editor at Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan. Grace works on a wide range of material from picture books to young-adult novels, both fiction and nonfiction. Since joining FSG in the spring of 2014, Grace has acquired exciting projects from debut authors, seasoned veterans, and award-winners, including Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by lauded debut novelist Kate Beasley, which features illustrations from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki; Mama Africa! by National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine; Borderlines by critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins, as well as her first picture book, Gifts for Abuela, which will be illustrated by Pura Belpré Honoree Sara Palacios; and Betty by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson. Grace has also acquired two series projects: the Lou Lou and Pea middle-grade series by Jill Diamond and the Jasmine Toguchi chapter books by Debbi Michiko Florence. Previous to FSG, Grace spent the first seven years of her career at Scholastic, where she worked mainly on picture books, including Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania! by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Derek Anderson, and Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat and illustrated by Alix Delinois, which was published to national media acclaim. You can keep in touch with her on Twitter at @GraceKendallLit.