Stephanie Stein


Associate Editor at @HarperChildrens /@HarperTeen, SF&F nerd, feminist. 70% caffeine at all times. (Tweets represent my personal views, not the company's.)

New York, NY

HarperCollins Children's Books

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · 2w

Possibly unpopular opinion: Muslim kids need joy in their books along with discussions of Islamophobia so please keep a balance.

Yes! Always looking for more hopeful, joyful, celebratory representation. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Mar 24

Really dying for more contemporary MG--friendship drama, multi-gen family stories, LGBTQ tweens... hit me up! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Mar 16

#MSWL I'm always up for a good YA Shakespeare adaptation. Not just the tragedies, either. Comedies, even histories are good.

This tends to result in so much witty banter, which I am HERE FOR. Seconded. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Mar 10

My Friday #mswl : a story with an "Arrival"-like twist that unfurls across many layers rather than pulls the rug out from under you

Dear @Tiff_Liao , I'm totally stealing this genius #mswl . Yes!

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 28

I'd love more friendship, summery YA to hit my inbox. Think Jenny Han, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Robin Constantine, Dessen, Rowell, Matson #mswl

YA BFFs are always on my #MSWL . Friendships forged between teen girls are so powerful, complex, and fun.

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 13

A YA or MG about a kid opposing the school board or local official. Maybe about banned books. And family supporting him/her. #MSWL

Yes! Activist kids. <3 #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

My fave recent middle-grade read was @AdamGidwitz 's THE INQUISITOR'S TALE: fascinating historical setting, innovative narrative voice! #mswl

@byobrooks Literally just mentioned this in my last #MSWL tweet! *grabby hands*

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Would love to find more outrageously funny, very present narrators. Think Gidwitz, Snicket... but also things like Jane the Virgin. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

#MSWL - realistic middle grade; bonus points for bittersweet stories, ones that make you laugh & cry & laugh & cry.…

.@petejknapp, are you me? Cosigned! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Would love more contemporary/realistic novels set outside North America. YA and MG! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

The thing I want most right now is f/f contemporary YA that's funny, poignant, warm, & layered, a la Emma Mills. Esp. #ownvoices . #MSWL

Yes, pleeeeeaaaaaaase! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Always looking for fantasy with a nifty, compelling, unique kind of magic. One recent example: THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Been seeing more #ownvoices YA--which is great!--but not as much MG. Definitely looking for more! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

I'd love a novel about a group of online friends that shatters and how they all pick up the pieces (or don't). #MSWL

Seconded! As well as anything dealing with the contrasts or transition between online and in-person relationships.…

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

In case anyone needs a reminder, Pushing Daisies is Roald Dahl meets noir meets pie. It's streaming on the CW app. Also on my #MSWL forever!

One of my favorite shows in the history of ever. More like it, please! #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

YA ensemble casts! Give me coworkers at the after-school job, sports teams, high school clubs. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Looking for some proactive, feminist MG characters. Let's celebrate stories like Marley Dias's. #MSWL

Stephanie Stein @stephlystein · Feb 8

Very much on the hunt for a middle grade novel that will make me cry. #MSWL