Cheryl B. Klein
Beth @eem76These two books still live rent free in my head 📚❤️ #FREADomfriday #booksuniteus twitter.com/momsforsj/stat… pic.twitter.com/xDeVA1JJVT
Agents, I would LOVE the 2020s equivalent of any of these books below. #MSWL
Katelyn Burns @transscribeAlternative history is always like “what if the confederacy won?” Or “what if the Nazis had won?” And never “what if all the southern slaves had murdered all the slave holders?”
This great @annehelen interview with activist Ragen Chastain (@danceswithfat) reminds me of a #MSWL: I'd love to do a picture book about fatness and body positivity with a BIPOC team. If you have a MS, hit me up! annehelen.substack.com/p/i-had-been-h…
Putting this out in the world: I love big “look books” like this & I would love to do one by a BIPOC illustrator focusing on a BIPOC community. If you’re such an illustrator & you love character, scenes, & details, hit me up! #mswl
Dominique Jean-Louis @DominiqueJL15A reminder that A. Philip Randolph had the space to develop his radical labor critiques because his wife Lucille was a good friend of Madam CJ Walker’s and ran a Walker salon of her own to support the two of them while he took classes and organized. twitter.com/keishablain/st… pic.twitter.com/8nHbuAUa0z
#MSWL for both of the Randolphs
Charlie Langton @charlielangtonVery happy to emcee this amazing event!!! Some of Detroit’s best dressed men competed in the Times Square competition on the Avenue Of Fashion. All were winners!!!@FOX2News @WWJ950 #detroit #fashion pic.twitter.com/ouEQVmIiEf
Wow, I’d love a picture book MS about something like this from a Black author — celebrating the history and present of Black men’s style. So sharp! #MSWL
Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaqueOne of the first works of art I distinctly remember seeing, in a textbook or encyclopedia when I was in third grade or so. As powerful now as it was then. pic.twitter.com/CBClilib3h
I would love a picture-book biography of Oscar Micheaux by a Black writer who loves the art of film. #MSWL
Certain Days @CertainDaysFifty years ago today the Young Lords, a militant Puerto Rican liberation organization based in NYC, occupied Lincoln Hospital (aka The Butcher Shop) in the Bronx. They left behind a legacy of community health care.
Kyle Lukoff @Shekels_LibraryEditors, agents, etc: In my 8 years as a children's librarian, all the books I've seen about police categorize them as "community helpers"; all I've wanted is a book speaking to children for whom that is not their experience.
Are there any SFF stories/novels about a pandemic that mostly kills white people (e.g. the reverse of the one we're living now) & its effects on society? If not, & a BIPOC writer wants to write it for YA: #MSWL
Olivia Cole is social distancing & u should be too @RantingOwlBook Twitter: please, please someone publish a picture book about Black girls and horses. I have looked high and low and asked 10 librarians for my daughter with no luck.
This book is needed.
Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaqueI first read them in Dell Yearling paperback editions when I was 8 or 9, and I can’t wait to read them to Dash — especially THE SATURDAYS, set in NYC.
And a contemporary MG novel like this, featuring a boisterous & loving POC family, is an eternal #MSWL for me.
Clint Smith @ClintSmithIIII talk about this all the time but having young ppl express despair about violence/poverty in their communities, w/o helping them understand where these conditions emerge from, means they might think it has to do w/the *ppl* in those communities rather than what was done to them.
carlydraws @carlydraws@chavelaque What subject would you like to see more books about?
A PB on the Atlanta washerwoman’s strike, or Pullman porters, or the Chicano rights movement; MG novels starring boys of color doing sports; MG or YA NF on topics of POC history #mswl
Rebecca Traister @rtraisterThe 1881 Atlanta Washerwomen strike! Everyone should read @TeraWHunter's great book, To 'Joy My Freedom, which chronicles the story of the washerwomen: hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?is… twitter.com/ewarren/status…
Black authors! Write me a picture book about this, please! 👇👇👇 #mswl