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Meet our spring interns!

Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!) Meet brand-new editorial interns Melissa and Lex, both of whom will be a huge help to us this spring.

Interested in a Horn Book internship? The deadline to apply for summer 2018 is April 1st; learn more here.

Melissa Lee

Education: Quinnipiac University with a BA in Communications

Hometown: Brookline

Interesting fact: Meeting Rick Riordan has been one of the highlights of my life. I first discovered his books as a young adult working at Borders. (R.I.P. Borders)

Favorite books: The Lightning Thief and House of Hades by Rick Riordan; Alanna by Tamora Pierce; Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han; Truthwitch by Susan Dennard; The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken; Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand; The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee; Graceling by Kristin Cashore


Lex Higbee

Education: I graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University with a degree in English and Criminal Justice. I am now in my last semester at Simmons and will graduate with my MA in Children’s Literature in May!

Hometown: Vergennes, VT

Interesting fact: I LOVE cats (and proudly own the title of cat lady) and have two adorable fur babies named Lucy and Taco.

Favorite books: The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce; the Harry Potter series; all of Ashley Bryan’s picture books; and most fairy tales (originals and retellings), just to name a few

Shoshana Flax About Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. She is a member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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