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Alisha Niehaus Berger

Alisha Niehaus Berger
Alisha Niehaus Berger is Global Children's Book Publisher at the literacy and girls' education nonprofit Room to Read (https://roomtoread.org). In her role, she directs our worldwide publishing program of 120 fiction and nonfiction children's books per year in nine core countries, as well as 30-60 titles in technical assistance consultancies and aid projects. Her background is in children’s publishing at some of the big houses in New York: Simon & Schuster, Dorling Kindersley, and Penguin—where she was Senior Editor, Dial Books for Young Readers, and edited bestsellers and books that won the Newbery Honor, Stonewall Book Award, and Batchelder Award for Best Book in Translation. Before taking a year off to travel around the world, she revised the entire badge curriculum for the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary as Executive Editor, Program Content. Berger graduated from Stanford University with a major in cultural and social anthropology and a minor in Creative Writing. In her off-hours, she is either doing yoga, trail running, working on her travel memoir and middle-grade novel, or reading oodles of picture books to her three-year-old son.