Indies Introduce

Middle Grade

  • The Pearl Hunter, Miya T. Beck
    Balzer + Bray, 9780063238190, February 7, 2023 (Middle Grade)

    “A stunning novel, inside and out. Kai and Kishi are twin pearl divers who do everything together, until the day Kishi is swallowed by a ghost whale. Kai is willing to risk everything to bring her twin back home. Kai is complex, imperfect, fierce, and loyal. The Pearl Hunter will capture your heart and leave you thinking.”

    - Brandi Stewart, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ


    “A captivating adventure with a beautiful historical and mythical backdrop, The Pearl Hunter is an exciting tale of resourcefulness, inner strength, and the bond between sisters. It’s impossible not to get swept up in Kai’s journey across the empire — from the belly of a ghost whale to a magical fox den — to rescue her sister.”

    - Gabriella Crivilare, Prairie Fox Books, Ottawa, IL



    “Among the countless books using fantasy storylines to speak to the reality of growing up and forming your own identity, this book stands out for its unique plot and seamless interweaving of magical realism, magic realms and beings, down-to-earth emotions, and universal experiences of early adolescence. When I put this book down, I was left with a very complex set of emotions thanks to how it honors the complexity of the human experience.”

    - Emily Autenrieth, A Seat at the Table Books, Elk Grove, CA

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