Young Adult Editor
Laura Simeon, MA, MLIS is the Young Adult Editor at Kirkus Reviews. A former K-8 Librarian and Diversity Coordinator, she is on the jury for the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative's 2018 Translated YA Book Prize, and will be joining the jury for the Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2019. Laura did original research in Sweden on multicultural picture books and is a former guest blogger for Lee & Low. She is Co-Chair of the United States (US) Selection Committee for the United World Colleges (UWCs), secondary schools that make "education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."