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Word Ladder

A transformation sequence from word beginWord to word endWord using a dictionary wordList is a sequence of words beginWord -> s1 -> s2 -> ... -> sk such that:

Every adjacent pair of words differs by a single letter.
Every si for 1 <= i <= k is in wordList. Note that beginWord does not need to be in wordList.
sk == endWord
Given two words, beginWord and endWord, and a dictionary wordList, return the number of words in the shortest transformation sequence from beginWord to endWord, or 0 if no such sequence exists.

class Solution:
    def ladderLength(self, beginWord: str, endWord: str, wordList: List[str]) -> int:

        s = set(wordList)
        l = list("abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz")

        queue = deque([])

        while queue:
            a, b = queue.popleft()
            if a == endWord:
                return b + 1
            for j in range(len(a)):
                for i in l:
                    if (a[:j] + i + a[j+1:]) in s \
                    and (a[:j] + i +a[j+1:]) != beginWord:

        return 0

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