Marisa DiNovis

@dinovisms

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Assistant Editor. Queen of List-Making. I've lived many places, but mostly in books. Opinions my own. #WNDB

Manhattan, NY

Alfred A. Knopf

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 12

It's #mswl day! Ok, so...
- queer girl contemp realistic graphic novels in YA
- & lgbtq+ characters and stories in any format and genre for any age, but especially MG
- found/chosen family narratives in YA
- sex-positive YA
- Own Voices stories w/ South & Central America settings

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 5

Nerding out about YA wishlists with @melaninreader tonight has proven that I want an atmospheric girl-driven spec fic novel about witches more. than. ever. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Aug 19

Lots of questions @FlameCon panels about queer narratives writers still want to see/might not have been told yet. For me, it's mutual crushing between queer girls, for middle grade readers. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jul 23

I recently read (and adored) @Barbaradee2's STAR-CROSSED and @ashleyhblake's IVY ABERDEEN'S LETTER TO THE WORLD, and now more than ever I would really, really, really love to see more queer girl middle grade in my inbox. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Apr 17

Really pining for a YA graphic novel a la Everything Sucks, to fill the longtime Honor Girl-shaped hole in my heart. Ensemble cast but leaning Kate's POV—or surprise me! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Apr 4

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen

@dinovisms MSWL?

Replying to @HannahFergesen

I was thinking clear manifestation of my severe perfectionist tendencies, but now I kind of want a YA UF about a badass girl with self-changing body art she uses to solve crimes in dreamscape sequences... #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Mar 8

According to @KristinaForest, I look like a spoken-word poet in my black turtleneck so obviously YA/MG in verse is my #mswl of the moment

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Feb 3

Oh, my heart. This graphic novel is a masterpiece. A gorgeous, moving portrayal of the search for identity. And the dresses--the dresses! Eternal #mswl 💗#princeandthedressmaker

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 22

What I wouldn't give for a fat-positive, body-positive, sex-positive, feminist af YA to land in my inbox... #mswl #💪🏽

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 7 Dec 2017

#LadyBird the YA novel is literally all I've ever wanted. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 9 Apr 2017

Victoria Jamieson @JamiesonV

Basically how I felt every day heading into middle school. pic.twitter.com/SjAeIBk8G0

Yes yes yes same. Can I please see more stories about these feelings? (And girl-bullying as a factor of why.) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 9 Mar 2017

All I want in life is to lie on a sunshiney beach where the sand is made entirely of delicious, cry-worthy #middlegrade novels. Truly. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Feb 2017

Epistolary/mixed-media/non-traditional formats in any genre for YA or MG #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Feb 2017

Historical or contemp YA or MG that explores religion, a la The Inquisitor's Tale, The Passion of Dolssa, The Names They Gave Us #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Feb 2017

And now to be intentionally vague, MG that feels like a warm hug. The more classic, the better. & I always love an ensemble cast... #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Feb 2017

Historical and/or alt history YA with sweeping settings, a la AND I DARKEN and GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE. LGBTQ+ mcs too! #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 8 Feb 2017

An #ownvoices YA Shameless. Ensemble cast, the grittier the better, heaping side of dark humor #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 13 Sep 2016

Diverse family and/or friendship-centric contemporary YA (I know it's broad -- intrigue me w/ something besides romance to cheer for!) #mswl

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