Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books Editorial Director Carol Hinz Named a 2018 Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree

September 4, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Lerner Publishing Group is pleased to announce that Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books Editorial Director Carol Hinz has been named a 2018 Publishers Weekly (PW) Star Watch honoree. PW Star Watch identifies and celebrates members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are on the rise and making an impact on the publishing industry. As one of the forty semifinalists, Hinz will attend the PW Star Watch party in New York on September 12, 2018, where the winner of the fourth annual award will be named and honored.

As Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, Hinz’s books have collected starred reviews and national awards. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal, was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, and was named a 2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book. Hinz’s other accolades include starred reviews for Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrations by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko; Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, illustrations by Victo Ngai; and One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul, illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon. In 2018, Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem written by Patricia Newman received a starred review from Kirkus and was named a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book.

“I’m so honored to have been nominated for this recognition,” said Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books at Lerner Publishing Group. “I’m inspired every day by the authors and illustrators I work with, who have created wonderful books for children that clearly and honestly present new voices, new stories, and new perspectives—in both fiction and nonfiction.”

“Carol is passionate about creating books that will make a difference in children’s lives,” said Andy Cummings, Executive Vice President and Editor in Chief at Lerner Publishing Group. “She has a keen eye for seeking out fresh stories, and her books foster respect for both our fellow humans and the natural world that really resonate with readers.”

About Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fourteen imprints and divisions: Lerner Publications, Millbrook Press, Carolrhoda Books, Twenty-First Century Books, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek, Kar-Ben Publishing, Carolrhoda Lab™, LernerClassroom, Hungry Tomato™, ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, Lerner Digital™, and Lerner Publisher Services. For more information, visit or call 800-328-4929.

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