Cheryl B. Klein


Editor of kids' & YA books, author of SECOND SIGHT, reader, eater, cat caretaker, quotations lover, Ravenclaw. Portrait by @dsantat . All tweets here my own.

Brooklyn, NY

Arthur A. Levine Books

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 1w

Nanny, a Jamaican Maroon who held the British off from escaped slaves by establishing lookouts, a communication net…

Aw, hell, any reply to this starring a WOC is #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 1w

Khutulun was the great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan. She was a strong fighter and insisted that any man who…


Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 4w

i am SO DOWN for YA retellings of classics with marginalized chars. m/m Emma. Black Victor Frankenstein. LESBIAN GA…

#mswl ALL DAY LONG. Send these to me, please!

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Oct 10

Netflix just picked up a show centered around a single black mother who’s raising a black 7 year old kid who has su…

This sounds so cool & I would love to read/publish the MG/YA version. #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Oct 9

I'd love a graphic novel about Jim Thorpe and Duke Kahanamoku's friendship.

#MSWL for me as well. But in the meantime, @LEEandLOW has picture books about both!

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Aug 11

After thirty-three years, the National Double Dutch League’s Summer Classic returns to Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

#MSWL a novel about these girls & their friendships/rivalries RIGHT NOW please

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jul 20

ICYMI, I tweeted last night about #betterAltUSHistory . All of those ideas are #MSWL , too, esp. written by POC/Native writers.

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jun 20

50 years ago on this date, Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion for refusing to serve. “I aint got no quarr…

I'd love to see a picture book focused on this side of Muhammad Ali. #mswl

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · May 1

I'd love to see more non-dominant perspectives on US history, for picture book thru YA. #mswl

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Apr 3

Off a tweet by @rabihalameddine , I'm reading abt pachucas & the Zoot Suit Riots, & someone write me this YA: #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Mar 19

reverse iron fist: a chinese girl's plane goes down over the texas wilderness. she returns years later with the mystical art of gunslinging


Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Sep 9 2016

I'd love a YA novel about academic competition--debate, quiz bowl, Science Olympiad--that makes them as exciting as physical sports. #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jun 11 2016

And if you're writing a diverse modern equivalent, w/ characterizations & kid adventures this good, send it to me. #MSWL for life.

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jan 16 2016

1) I want to publish a YA with the astounding, hopeless, human, desperately romantic feeling as "Heroes." #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Sep 24 2015

Two things re: BRACED: 1) Kate sent it to me as the direct result of a #MSWL statement I made here. 2) It's the exact book *I* wanted when +

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jul 28 2015

I also want more MG/YA narrative nonfiction in history & science. Again: stakes, characters, good writing. Women & diversity a plus. #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jul 28 2015

But the idea has to unfold thru v. real characters & a story w/ stakes, action & smarts. Ex OPENLY STRAIGHT, MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD #mswl

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jul 28 2015

I always want Big Idea books -- PB/MG/YA whose story shows the character exploring a philosophical/political/personal idea or problem #MSWL