Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife(Last tweet didn't make sense cause lack of food) BUT What I meant to say was we don't live removed from our actions. We are interconnected. So what does that mean for the next generation? How do they grapple with their history? How do they move society forward?
History is doomed to repeat itself if we don't learn from our actions. And even when we do, as a whole, how do we as a society correct the course? I'm not sure what a YA would look like that deals with these issues and themes, but I'd love to see it. #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeSomething I have been thinking about lately as I edited @WillasRamblings's MS and watch BLACK EARTH RISING is the idea of having your future completely changed in an instant. And it has me thing about the deeper idea of working through the trauma and feelings of that.
And the idea of what we owe to one another. And how to we come out of painful histories and move forward as a society. So I interested in seeing books that explore these themes. Not sure what that would look like. It will have to be very nuanced and sensitively done. But #MSWL
Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALifeUniverse, I am hungry for books, so send me ALL THE BOOKS!*
*I may come to regret this when I get swamped in queries.
David Brooks @nytdavidbrooksIn this small story, you see that when denunciation is done through social media, you can destroy people without even knowing them. There’s no personal connection that allows apology and forgiveness. nytimes.com/2019/01/14/opi…
You know, I think I would be interested to see a sensitive, nuanced YA, (character and voice driven) that explores call-out culture. #MSWL
Shannon/S.A. Chakraborty @SAChakrabooksPlease....if a POC #ownvoices author even writes a Mission Impossible-esqe heist novel involving people breaking into the British Museum to recover their stolen treasure, I will help you write a query letter and blurb your book and push it into people's hands.