Alyssa Jennette Is Closed To Queries!
Tiffany Shelton, Witch-in-Training 🕸️ @TiffanyDiahannI can't tell you how much I say I want to acquire books about friendships, especially how to deal with either growing up and apart or having an incident that breaks the friendship apart. #MSWL twitter.com/Jene_e_edwards…
How many times have I asked for this? Give me my friendship breakup book—it hurts at every age. #MSWL
I saw a tween girl on a unicycle in the park yesterday. As she left the park she stopped, dismounted, and called to a boy her age, on his stoop across the street. He was also holding a unicycle. I want to know more! #MSWL
Bo Bolander @BBolanderRetelling of the Little Match Girl where al her match visions are of burning down capitalism and the patriarchy until she uses her last precious one to light a stick of dynamite & throw it over the palace gates
Jessica Felleman @jmfellemanIllustrated memoir or graphic novel where the main character has synesthesia or somehow experiences the world in a non-traditional way #mswl
Hello I will fight Jess for this. #MSWL
(Love you, Jess!)
#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 @AlyssaJennetteYo I would be VERY HERE to read all about a (magical?) Arctic culture in which the people communicate and bond with whales. Maybe pairing with a specific whale pal is a coming-of-age thing! #MSWL
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette#MSWL Not just (another) YA novel about having anxiety, but about the misunderstandings that arise between friends when one DOESN'T have anxiety, and how to deal.
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette#MSWL: A near-future novel about the end of the open internet, and how a grassroots rebellion is communicated and grown BOTH analog/off the grid and by circumventing Big Brother online. Give me handwritten codes, brilliant strategy, and principled hackers, please!
I just think the worldbuilding for this could be SO cool, particularly when it comes to analog codes. #MSWL
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
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennette#MSWL A novel--for any age group--about the breaking point in a friendship or family relationship. Tell me about having the strength to end contact with someone who can't be helped/is actively toxic. Relatedly: a book about intentional familial estrangement and its effects.
#MSWL By the way, the person doing the ending can be decisive AND devastated. It happens all the time! The agony comes before and after the decision is made, but that doesn't mean the decision isn't a clear one.
#MSWL A novel--for any age group--about the breaking point in a friendship or family relationship. Tell me about having the strength to end contact with someone who can't be helped/is actively toxic. Relatedly: a book about intentional familial estrangement and its effects.
#MSWL A modern retelling of Phantom or Hunchback. Naturally #ownvoices are prioritized here, especially if the story if told from the perspective of a disabled character (in any case apart from these retellings as well).
#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!
#MSWL I'm missing some fun YA in my inbox lately--I'd love to see some wit, excitement, and high school hijinks. Sports, competitions, dances, clubs, etc. With a few crushes/kisses thrown in, of course.
#MSWL A Queer Eye-esque YA makeover story. When I say "QE-esque" I don't explicitly mean 5 gay dudes--think a mix of genders, sexualities, perspectives, and styles! I mean a makeover that focuses on competence and confidence and emotional intelligence, not just looks.