A smiling brownskin Black woman in her late 20s wearing a blue blouse and white pants

Foyinsi Adegbonmire is an Editor at Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. She acquires Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, from contemporary to mystery to grounded science-fiction, and enjoys lighthearted stories with conversational narrative voices. She was named a 2021 PW Star Watch Honoree and her acquisitions include New York Times-bestseller Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. When not reading or thinking about her very large TBR pile, she can be found watching Black sitcoms from the 90s/early-2000s or being sucked into Twitter (@Foyinsi_Pub).


I'm currently REALLY looking for YA fantasy (contemporary or secondary world) that is NOT dark fantasy so the general tone is lighter, even if touching on heavy themes; big fan of worldbuilding and concrete magic systems. I'm also open to touching and lighthearted MG contemporary or stories about kids starting high school.


Dear Wendy, by Ann Zhao
Adventures on Trains, series by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman
Four Eids and a Funeral, by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Adiba Jaigirdar

Specializes In

FICTION: Children's, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense, Young Adult