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 She was the 2015 Honor winner of Lee & Low's New Visions Award for previously unpublished YA fiction writers whose work centers underrepresented minority characters; her debut novel is forthcoming from Lee & Low's Tu Books imprint.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.
Janelle Monáe. Robyn. Still Processing. Limetown. Connie Constance. Alabama Shakes. The National. Radiohead.
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.
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.