Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC is a literary agency exclusively representing children’s and young adult literature, as well as content that will serve educational publishers and digital developers. Working closely with authors and illustrators, RPC is devoted to producing long-lasting children’s literature: work that exemplifies outstanding writing, innovative creativity, and artistic excellence.
Founded by Rubin Pfeffer in 2014, RPC is the natural extension of Rubin’s 40-year career in the publishing industry. Starting as a designer at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich directly out of college, Rubin has traversed the seas of the children’s book-industry. In his 30 years at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Rubin served in a multitude of positions including art director, editor-in-chief, and president. In 2001, Rubin transitioned from Harcourt to become Pearson’s chief creative officer. Wishing to return to trade publishing, Pfeffer transitioned to Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, working as a vice president and publisher in 2003. After a number of years at Simon & Schuster, sensing a changing tide in the industry, Rubin became an independent agent at East West Literary Agency in 2009. Rubin has found his passion in working closely with authors and illustrators, in strengthening and nurturing their work, and in helping writers and illustrators demonstrate their potential to publishers.
We are thrilled to congratulate Caren Stelson and Carole Boston Weatherford for their recognition at the 2017 American Library association YALSA awards ceremony. Sachiko by Caren Stelson was named a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book. Freedom in Congo Square, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (illustrated by R. Gregory Christie), was named a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book and also recognized as a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for illustration.
Sachiko was one of ten titles long-listed for the 2016 National Book Award.
In 2016, Carole Boston Weatherford and Ekua Holmes collaborated on the remarkable Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement which was recognized for major awards including named a Caldecott Illustrator Honor Book, the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, and cited as a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book Award.
Voice of Freedom was named a 2016 Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book.
In 2015 Kwame Alexander for being awarded the Newbery Medal for The Crossover, which was also named a Coretta Scott King Author Honor book!