Cheryl B. Klein


Editorial director at Lee & Low Books; author of THE MAGIC WORDS, WINGS, and THUNDER TRUCKS; new mom. Books, writing, politics, diversity, & goofiness. She/her.

Brooklyn, NY

Lee & Low Books

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Nov 23

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@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

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jan 30

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque

I found an exit out of Grand Central that I had never used before, & it got me two blocks closer to my destination than I expected. In this cold, that counts as a New York Win (tm).

Also, surely there is a fantasy novel featuring Grand Central as a wild nexus of portals to magical worlds? If not, I would love for an author of color to write that & send it to me. #MSWL

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · Jan 9

Writers, agents: I would REALLY like a quality biographical #ownvoices picture-book MS about Bayard Rustin -- one that honors his integrity & complexity. Hook me up in 2019? #MSWL…

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 12 Sep 2018

Coming late to #MSWL Day: Educational PBs that read like trade ones; character-driven MG; truth-telling YA; all of it diverse; #ownvoices preferred.

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 20 Apr 2018

I'm reading a YA novel where the protagonist measures herself against her confident, bubbly, flirty best friend, & *just once* I'd like a submission where that best friend is the protagonist. #mswl

Cheryl B. Klein @chavelaque · 20 Jul 2017

ICYMI, I tweeted last night about #betterAltUSHistory. All of those ideas are #MSWL, too, esp. written by POC/Native writers.