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We are committed to creating award-winning, high-quality fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. We emphasize exceptional writing, research, artistry, and innovative approaches to storytelling. We publish books that inspire compassion, open-mindedness, and the joy of discovery.

Astra Young Readers incorporates the Boyds Mills Press backlist, which is distinguished by its wide range of titles that explore STEAM subjects, particularly in the area of science; stories of emotional growth and the turning points in children’s lives; and works that celebrate identity and culture. Our mission is to build on this strong foundation and to create books that will be tomorrow’s classics.

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Meet the Team

Rebecca Davis
Rebecca Davis
Editorial Director
Susan Dobinick
Susan Dobinick
Executive Editor
Kerry McManus
Kerry McManus
Senior Marketing Manager
Barbara Grzeslo
Barbara Grzeslo
Senior Art Director
Chelsea Abdullah
Chelsea Abdullah
Marketing Associate
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Black History Month collection

Biographies, Picture Books & Graphic Novels for Kids Ideal for Black History Month (updated 1/2024)

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories... Read More

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9 Important Books That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

This collection of titles from Astra Books for Young Readers will help kids understand Martin Luther King Jr., an impactful figure... Read More

An Intimate Picture Book Celebration

A peek at a sublime weekday lunch gathering of Hippo Park friends with editorial director Jill Davis, in honor of our one-year mark and Hippo Park‘s first book of 2024,... Read More

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