Stacy Whitman @stacylwhitmanI've often said I'd LOVE a YA retelling of Much Ado, and I stand by that, but I'd love a feminist reclaiming of it, too. That's a #MSWL, by the way--YA graphic novel retelling of Much Ado about Nothing starring modern-day POC teens. What would such a retelling look like?
I would EXTREMELY love this. #MSWL
#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.
#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 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.
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
There's often a lot of bending over backwards in YA to create alternate worlds/societies that are led by teenagers/young adults. Why not pull from real life and give me a book about riding the rails/hobo culture? I'm fascinated. #MSWL
Alyssa Jennette @AlyssaJennetteA YA epistolary novel told through chats, emails, and texts about the decline of a best-friendship. #MSWL
I can't tell you how much I still want this. Make it warm, funny, heartrending, devastating. #MSWL