Rebecca Davis

Rebecca M. Davis is Editorial Director of Astra Young Readers and Wordsong, imprints of Astra Books for Young Readers, a division of Astra Publishing House. Wordsong is the only imprint in the United States dedicated to children’s poetry. She has been editing children’s books for more than thirty years, including approximately six years each at Greenwillow Books and Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and more than ten years at Wordsong and Astra Young Readers/Boyds Mills Press. Rebecca has worked with numerous poets, including Lee Bennett Hopkins, Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Nikki Grimes, and J. Patrick Lewis.

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