Groundwood Books Welcomes New Publisher

Groundwood Books has announced that Semareh Al-Hillal has been named Publisher and will take up this position on Monday May 7, 2018. Al-Hillal is currently Associate Publisher at Kids Can Press, where she has been for 18 years.

“I am honoured to be given the chance to build on the strong foundation laid by founding publisher Patsy Aldana and continue the wonderful work of Sheila Barry and other Groundwood staff past and present. The thought of being able to uphold and further Groundwood’s stellar reputation and prestigious list is very exciting to me,” said Al-Hillal. “I’m looking forward to working with all of the talented creators and staff to create important, magical, diverse books that engage, transport and reflect young readers.”

Congratulations to Semareh Al-Hillal on the new position!

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