Cheryl B. Klein

@chavelaque

Editorial director at Lee & Low Books, author of THE MAGIC WORDS, Ravenclaw & narrative nerd. I tweet books, culture, writing, politics, diversity, & goofiness.

Brooklyn, NY

Lee & Low Books

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Apr 20

I'm reading a YA novel where the protagonist measures herself against her confident, bubbly, flirty best friend, & *just once* I'd like a submission where that best friend is the protagonist. #mswl

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Mar 17

Elizabeth McCracken @elizmccracken

When will Hazel Scott get the biopic she deserves? smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/h…

Dang, this woman was amazing: Juilliard at age 8, her own TV show in the 1950s, stood up to HUAC. Write me a PB bio, pls! #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 20 Jul 2017

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

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 1 May 2017

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

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 3 Apr 2017

Off a tweet by @rabihalameddine, I'm reading abt pachucas & the Zoot Suit Riots, & someone write me this YA: museumofthecity.org/project/la-pac… #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 9 Sep 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 · 11 Jun 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 · 16 Jan 2016

1) I want to publish a YA with the astounding, hopeless, human, desperately romantic feeling as "Heroes." #MSWL youtube.com/watch?v=YYjBQK…