Marisa DiNovis


Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Editorial Assistant. I've lived many places, but mostly in books. Opinions my own. #WNDB

Manhattan, NY

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · 1w

Basically how I felt every day heading into middle school.

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 · Mar 9

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 · Feb 8

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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Feb 8

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 · Feb 8

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 · Feb 8

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 · Feb 8

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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 13

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

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 13

Feminist magical realism (YA or MG) a la Glory O'Brien's History of the Future or The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Sep 9

It's back-to-school & I've been thinking about grade 7 & how cruel all of the girls could be to each other. I want more stories here. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 30

Writers, send this to me! I've been looking for feminist middle grade since day 1, especially intersectional.

@caitief DOUBLE YES times a million if it's intersectional. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 30

Ten words: Give me all of the feminist middle grade you have (!!!!!) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 22

I long for the day when I can have YA magical realism for breakfast every morning. There simply is not enough to satiate me!!! #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 16

Could really go for an ensemble cast steeped w/ intersectional feminism and a large side order of snark (/novelization of Lumberjanes) #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 14

A sweet, enduring story tht my sister's class of 5th graders, mostly ESL/ELL students & children of immigrant parents, can relate with #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jun 6

Embracing summer and really want a campy, diverse Wet Hot American Summer meets The Interestings ensemble cast YA to read. Pleeeeease. #mswl

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · May 17

Really craving a contemporary YA with an international setting. Could be romantic but romance isn't the crux of the plot... hmmm... #MSWL

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Mar 10 2016

#MSWL diverse (cultural/religious/sexuality/or other) contemporary, realistic YA graphic novel or graphic novel/novel hybrid a la Princess X

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Jan 14 2016

Character driven, beautifully written, timeless. I know I'm not alone in wanting this, but it's my MG and YA #mswl today and every day!

Marisa DiNovis @dinovisms · Dec 17 2015

VIVIAN APPLE, MINNOW BLY, TROUBLE IS A FRIEND.. Cult culture is so insanely fascinating. So there's my most-wanted #MSWL , agents & authors!