Jewell Parker Rhodes on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Ghost Boys”

    A 12-year-old boy is killed by police while holding a toy gun in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ new novel, which combines history and fiction to tell a story that explores how black children are seen in society. 

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dawn Davies

    “She’s honest, she’s real, and she’s a talented writer,” said Lynn Rosen, co-owner of Open Book Bookstore, about Mothers of Sparta debut author Dawn Davies.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tom Malmquist

    Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is “a story of love, loss and grieving, but also the hope that arises from the beginning of a new life,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Angelo Surmelis

    The Dangerous Art of Blending In is a pleasure to read, even as it goes to dark places,” said Christie Olson Day of Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Samira Ahmed

    Love, Hate & Other Filters is “a timely read that deftly tempers difficult topics with levity and a wonderful narrative voice,” said Rebecca Wells of Porter Square Books.

    A Q&A With Francisco Cantú, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Francisco Cantú’s debut, The Line Becomes a River, is indie booksellers’ number-one title for the February Indie Next List.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With William A. Noguera

    Escape Artist is a gripping, sad, inspirational, and amazing story of being on death row in America’s worst prison,” said Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Mira T. Lee

    “Mira T. Lee’s Everything Here Is Beautiful is an extremely powerful and timely work of fiction,” said Janine De Boisblanc of Orinda Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rachel Lynn Solomon

    “I cried knowing that each twin would suffer immeasurable loss, yet only one would succumb,” Stacey Haerr of Warwick’s said about Solomon’s young adult debut, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone.

    Melissa Albert on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Hazel Wood”

    Author Melissa Albert’s contemporary young adult fantasy novel explores the realm of dark fairy tales. 


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