May 2019

Middle Grade vs. Young Adult Fiction, a Q&A

Cheryl Klein will explore the differences between middle grade and young adult fiction in this structured Q&A session. There will be time for audience questions at the end of the Q&A.

Event Materials

MG vs YA: A Q&A with Cheryl Klein

In this structured Q&A session, Author and Editorial Director Cheryl Klein talks with Brooke McIntyre of Inked Voices about what traits distinguish middle grade and young adult fiction works. 1 hour, 38 minutes.

About Lecturer

About Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein is the editorial director at Lee & Low Books, where she edits and publishes picture books (Under My Hijab by Hena Khan, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel), middle-grade novels (The Wind Called My Name by Mary Louise Sanchez), and young-adult books (the forthcoming The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas). She is also the author of the adult nonfiction book The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults and the picture book Wings, illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Find her online at and @chavelaque.