Stacy Whitman

@stacylwhitman

Founder & publisher of @tubooks , an imprint of Lee & Low Books. http://t.co/rdzIda5NUN Diversity in SFF, mystery & more for kids & teens. K-dramas. And cats.

New York

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Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

So when I say I want institutional appeal in my #MSWL , you can write an epic fantasy with institutional appeal. It just needs to be complex.

And what that complexity looks like is broad and deep. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

<it's also complex text--poetry, prose & primary sources from time period (newspapers between chapters) & readers must decide who's right

So when I say I want institutional appeal in my #MSWL , you can write an epic fantasy with institutional appeal. It just needs to be complex.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

<but INSTITUTIONALLY the book is a retelling of THE ODYSSEY, covers many family-centric themes, & delves into Mexican folklore.

Teachers can directly pair SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS with THE ODYSSEY in a classroom setting. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

Obviously the point is to tell a STORY first. But when we sell into schools they also wonder how books support learning. #MSWL

When looking at MG/YA fiction, that means what about the story sparks discussion? #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

For example theme include incarceration, LGBT families, bullying, persistence/grit, health and nutrition, math application in real world.

Obviously the point is to tell a STORY first. But when we sell into schools they also wonder how books support learning. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

Now, specifically what that looks like as far as stories go, institutional appeal is a broad brush. That might mean many things. #MSWL

Our literacy team is often looking for how our books meet certain educational themes. Examples in next tweets: #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

Particularly looking for #ownvoices Pacific Islander/Pasifika stories for #NewVisionsAward & beyond in MG/YA both novel/graphic novel #MSWL

Now, specifically what that looks like as far as stories go, institutional appeal is a broad brush. That might mean many things. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

Always a good thing to go to our website & look at what we've published and show in your cover letter how your book fills in gaps #MSWL

Particularly looking for #ownvoices Pacific Islander/Pasifika stories for #NewVisionsAward & beyond in MG/YA both novel/graphic novel #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Jun 8

What I'm actively looking RN for #NewVisionsAward & more: diverse MG/YA novel/graphic novel w/ strong school/institutional appeal>

Particularly Native American, Muslim, Latinx w/ heritage from South America/Central America (set there or in US) #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · May 26

If you wanted a crime thriller on the rez, Erdrich's The Round House would be devastating. I'd watch that x10000.

@RoanhorseBex Related, I've had a mystery-solving Indigenous MG or YA on my #MSWL for a while, because yes.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · May 24

I....might write woke Black farmer romance at some point https://t.co/SB4q2IM4bz I think you can understand why

@Karnythia <and now that's a big reason one of my #MSWL items is diverse rural settings for young readers.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Feb 22

Over at @tubooks I talked abt part of my #MSWL : Native American/indigenous & Muslim #ownvoices MG/YA novels & graphic novels.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Feb 9

Yesterday was #MSWL day and I missed it, so I'm going to tweet a few things I'm looking for now.

My current #MSWL on the @tubooks account. https://t.co/O3xfZFWpCW

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Oct 26

And we've got so many excellent books from years past. And more amazing books coming out next year (5 on next year's list!).

If YOU would like to become a @tubooks author, qualifying mss have less than a week to enter #NewVisionsAward https://t.co/jXblCqPvgf #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 15

If you are an American Indian author & have never been published before, please enter #NewVisionsAward . https://t.co/nXjssaXRaD

#ownvoices #MSWL https://t.co/eVOkYXdfvC

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Sep 15

Related to that REALLY small number: we are actively seeking more stories about Native American characters BY Native authors.

#ownvoices #MSWL https://t.co/jqUsoF1J3d

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · May 18 2016

On my #MSWL right now: graphic novels. I'm actively looking in my submissions pile them in the next few days. Must be diverse, MG or YA.

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Apr 5 2016

Alternate history writers: write me that book: a YA in which MLK & RFK live & the Poor People's Campaign succeeds. #MSWL

Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitman · Mar 15 2016

So the #sciencefiction I want to see in my #MSWL ? Smart SF that takes a diverse future as a given.