Malulani Moreno @malulaninycMSWL be like:
MG novel; 12-yo boy who loves tutus learning to dance ballet in SoCal during the wild fires. On the weekends he’s a member of the World Champ US Laser Tag Team. He struggles to get to practices because his mom has a brain tumor. He’s a vegan.
I mean, come on! 😫
A teen boy who does ballet, plays laser tag, and lives a vegan lifestyle sounds like a cool kid to me #MSWL
* 𝚛𝚎𝚢 𝚗𝚘𝚋𝚕𝚎 ⛈️🌈🌿 @reynoblewrites*aggressively writes super affectionate adorable queer m/f best friends who have never once thought of dating each other and would totally give their lives for each other because romantic love isn't the most important kind of love there is*
Anna Davidson @magic_robinsApparently no one wants any more vampires and werewolves but like I want more. I want queer vamps/wolves, POC ones, queer POC ones, trans/non-binary ones.
You're not sick of vamps/wolves, you're sick of seeing the same ones over and over again. There's a diff. 🤷🏻♀️
T.S. Ferguson @TeeEssI would love to find a teen girl super spy/action adventure. Something that can be pitched as Kim Possible meets Kingsman. Or in the vein of Kiki Strike (which I haven’t read, admittedly). #MSWL
Umm... Yes, please. Sign me up for this. Bonus points if you can comp the movie Barely Legal #MSWL
Brit E. B. Hvide @bhvideI want someone to pub a YA story where the main character wants to orchestrate the biggest, most spectacular coming out of all time, like a surprise sweet 16. Shenanigans happen, but it all comes together in the end and the MC gets a big smooch from their crush at the end. twitter.com/outseide/statu…
Um... yes please! #MSWL
Amanda Klopping, M.A.Ed. @JunTigTeacher@MelanieMeehan1 @mattdelapena #MGBookChat The sad reality is, we aren't shielding them from anything. We are disallowing their chance to process their own darkness. So many kids are relieved to find that someone gets their hidden emotions.
This is why I’m always looking for MG that “pushes boundaries” we need stories that talk about issues kids today are dealing with. #MSWL