Kendra Levin

Kendra Levin is the Editorial Director of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Before joining the S&S team in 2019, she spent fourteen years at Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, where she edited a wide range of children’s literature including the National Book Award longlisted New York Times bestseller SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestsellers Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani and Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, and many others. Her books have received such awards as the Printz Honor (The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry), the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award (Don’t Throw It to Mo! by David A. Adler), the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and New York Times/NYPL Best Illustrated (The Lost House and The Lost Cousins by B.B. Cronin, respectively), and more. A regular contributor to Psychology Today, Kendra has been working with writers as a certified life coach for over a decade and is the author of the self-help book The Hero Is You. Visit her at kendracoaching.com and follow her @kendralevin.