Joanna Cárdenas

Special Guest
Joanna Cárdenas is Senior Editor at Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She has worked with critically-acclaimed and award-winning authors and illustrators like Celia C. Pérez, Pablo Cartaya, Jessica Kim, David Bowles, Erika Meza, and Sara Palacios. She is on the board of Latinx in Publishing, a nonprofit organization that promotes literature by, for, and about Latino/a/x people. Joanna is also co-founder and co-director of the Representation Matters Mentor Program for aspiring editors of color. In 2015, she was a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. She has worked at bookstores and a literary agency, and she eventually landed in New York City by way of San Diego. Follow her on Twitter: @joannananamc and learn more about what she’d like to acquire by visiting https://www.penguin.com/publishers/kokila.