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Ashley Reese @offbeatorbitIt’s been like 20 years and the episode of Hey Arnold where Mr Hyunh is reunited with his daughter who he hadn’t seen since the Vietnam War STILL FUCKS ME UP.
The dream would be an MG novel or series (prose or illustrated) with the same heart, strength of ensemble, and essential setting as my favorite cartoon of all time, HEY ARNOLD. #mswl
Karen Chaplin @CapChapReads#mswl MG I’d love to see a manuscript about the drama, the friendships, etc., that happen in an after-school aftercare program that’s part of a middle school but not really. A Breakfast-Club-esque kind of group.
#MSWL YR/MG/YA graphic novels! Great art is the priority: by great I mean clean, expressive, well--and cleverly!--laid-out. You can do a lot with a little, but if you do a lot, those details better suck my face into the page. That+adorable, funny, heartbreaking characters.
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennetteI would love a picture book that introduces logic concepts. Or an MG whose central character applies logic to a complex mystery! #MSWL
#MSWL MG/YA featuring characters who are involved in their faith communities, even if they chafe a little within them. Discovering how your beliefs differs from others--even those you share a faith with--is an important growing-up moment!
Hannah Allaman @hallaman13Watched the US gymnastics championships tonight (SIMONE 😍), and it reminded me how much I want a MG or YA (hs or college) sports book. Gymnastics. Swimming. Volleyball. Track. Cheerleading. Etc. As long as it's voicey and character driven, send it my way! #MSWL
One of my favorite books as a preteen was Amber on the Line (by Emily Marshall, part of the Going for Gold series), and Amber was a young gymnast who struggled with balancing school and her team. I would love to see something like that! #MSWL
#MSWL I would REALLY love a well-crafted historical/art mystery for MG (something in the vein of Legends of the Hidden Temple/National Treasure) OR adult audiences (think thorough research, clever hooks). I want the audience to solve along.