Stacey Friedberg


I'm an associate editor at Dial Books for Young Readers. I like puppies and baking and ALL of the chocolate. Opinions here are my own.

Dial Books for Young Readers

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · May 5

But seriously now all I want is a young readers #howtosurviveaplague #mswl . Lgbtqi history is so important, and so is the power of activism.

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Mar 23

More books with female-identifying lesbian and bi main characters. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Mar 23

YA and MG that shows emotional, sensitive, dimensional boys. Books that address the pressures to be stereotypically "masculine." #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 8

Meaty, emotionally deep books that aren't afraid of tackling difficult issues. #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 8

YA where the protag doesn't get the love interest (or any love interest) in the end and that's totally okay. Romance isn't everything. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 8

Complex and nuanced and deep friendship stories. Or stories about trying to overcome loneliness and make friends. YA and MG #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 8

Sex-positive (and still really thoughtful) YA, please. #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 8

I've said it before but I am always looking for MG and YA with strong feminist characters and themes. #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Jun 30 2016

Always looking for YA and MG that make me feel like I've been punched in the gut. (Emotionally punched in the gut, that is.) #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Jun 30 2016

#MSWL #YA that deals w/ the racial/cultural/social implications of "passing" as white when the character identifies as otherwise

Yes!!!!! This is also on my #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Jun 30 2016

Friendships are so important to teens, and I would love to see more deep, complex, heartfelt friendship stories in YA. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Jun 15 2016

I was obsessed with Donnie Darko as a teen. Would love a YA that brings me all those same weird, intense, twisty turny feelings. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · May 18 2016

Is there a YA version of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries? Would love something fun and feminist set in the 1920s. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Apr 23 2016

Creepy, strange, chilling (but not necessarily horror) for YA and MG. Like, really weird. #MSWL

@beth_phelan this is permanently on my #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 26 2016

Would love to have YA or MG that deals with poverty and/or class differences in a way that feels nuanced and authentic. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Feb 11 2016

Contemporary #YA about a f/f or m/m couple navigating first love. #MSWL #CON #LGBT

@MsMariaVicente I have been looking for a f/f romance! There are weirdly few of them. #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Oct 27 2015

I hate that I have to request this, but I get very few YA, MG, and picture book subs starring non-white characters. More, please. #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Oct 27 2015

I love deeply immersive science fiction and fantasy MG and YA, but I want the worlds to feel fresh and not generic. Also, authentic! #MSWL

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Oct 14 2015

Are there any women writing Steve Sheinkin type non-fiction in YA? Because I think there's a gaping hole of women's stories in history.

I want this, too! #mswl

Stacey Friedberg @StaceyFriedberg · Oct 14 2015

Someone please send me a YA in the vein of Shirley Jackson because it would make all my dreams come true. #mswl