Alexandra Aceves (she/her) is a Latinx writer and editor originally from Mexico City and currently based in Brooklyn. She was the 2015 Honor winner of Lee & Low's New Visions Award for previously unpublished YA fiction writers whose work centers underrepresented minority characters; her debut novel is forthcoming from Lee & Low's Tu Books imprint. She consumes books, films, tv series, podcasts, and ice cream at an alarming rate. In a past life she was a professional ballerina; these days she gets paid to read YA. Her other interests include dismantling the patriarchy, traveling the world, and hanging out at Steps on Broadway. 

What I'm Listening To: 

Janelle Monáe. Robyn. Still Processing. Limetown. Connie Constance. Alabama Shakes. The National. Radiohead.   

What I'm Watching: 

Fleabag. Killing Eve. Game of Thrones. Vida. Mad Men. Stranger Things. Jeopardy. Star Wars. Super-disturbing horror movies, Jordan Peele-authored or otherwise. Dance movies. Foreign language films. 

What I'm Reading: 

Rebecca Solnit. Roxanne Gay. Ijeoma Oluo. Jennifer Egan. Zadie Smith. Octavia Butler. Jane Austen. Ridiculous unauthorized Jane Austen spinoffs. Ms. Marvel. Marlon James. Colson Whitehead. Lots of YA.