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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.