About

Acquisitions Editors


j2Jerome Pohlen
Senior Editor
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Jerome Pohlen acquires adult nonfiction, including US history, popular science, LGBTQ and DIY titles, as well as children’s nonfiction and activity books. His recent acquisitions include Rainbow Warrior, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, Ballots and Bullets, George Washington Carver for Kids, Pirate Women and Queen of the Mountaineers. He has been with Chicago Review Press since 2001. Prior to joining CRP, Jerome was the editorial director for Learning Resources, an educational toy company; taught fourth and seventh grade in the Chicago Public Schools; worked as an engineer for Martin Marietta; and served in the US Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in mechanical engineering and received his master’s in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has written 12 award-winning science kits; 23 books for adults and children including Oddball Illinois (and nine other Oddball titles), The Apollo Missions for Kids, Chicago Baby, Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids and Gay & Lesbian History for Kids; and articles and op-eds for the Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, Stars and Stripes and the Chicago Reader.

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kara 2Kara Rota
Senior Editor

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As Senior Editor, Kara Rota acquires and edits music, film, pop culture and entertainment titles for Chicago Review Press as well as other nonfiction. Her recent acqusitions include You're the Only One I've Told, The Power of Hex and Girl Warriors. Previously from 2014 Kara worked at Macmillan, acquiring and editing cookbooks, business books and other nonfiction for multiple Macmillan imprints. Most recently, Kara was a senior editor at St. Martin's Press. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she also served as director of recipe website and Macmillan portfolio company Cookstr.com and host of the Clever Cookstr podcast. Thrilled to be back in her hometown, Kara is a third-generation Evanstonian and her first job (besides babysitting) was at Chicago’s Green City Farmer’s Market.

                                                                                                                                                                           
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