Gianna Lakenauth

Assistant Editor

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.

Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL

Gianna Lakenauth @GLakenauth

Contrary to my MSWL, someone please send me an over the top romance. A romance that will take my breath away and fill me with all the emotions. Something layered, complex, and beautiful. A romance that reeks of teen spirit (pun intended)!

A romance that straddles that in between space of not quite a kid, not yet an adult. Of figuring out who you are & how you fit in the world, both alone & together. A romance that fills you with that feeling of infinite possibilities, even if the horizon is uncertain. #mswl

Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL

A beautifully written MG that will make me laugh and cry. Wreck me but also make me happy. #MSWL

Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL

Going down a YA murder mystery rabbit-hole & I can’t help but wonder what a YA suspense from the killer’s perspective would read like, with readers totally unaware until the end. It would take a crazy level of plotting and imagination to pull it off & have it be a surprise. #MSWL

Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL
Gianna Lakenauth
@GLakenauth
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor at Knopf BFYR. Cat mom! Tea, books, wine. She/her. Opinions are my own.
9 MSWL

#MSWL: A modern day A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (one of my favorite books!) with a POC protagonist