Summer/Fall 2022 Indies Introduce Featured Titles

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ABA is proud to announce the titles selected for the Summer/Fall 2022 Indies Introduce program.

Each year, the Indies Introduce program brings booksellers together from across the US for conversation and connection centered around exciting upcoming debut adult, middle grade, and young adult titles.

“Getting to know other booksellers’ style and reading taste was great.” said Kids’ Panelist Revati Kilaparti, of Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado. “It also helped me be more confident and aware of my own judgment of books. As happy as I was when we finally picked the ten books for the list, I was immediately sad it was over! I would do it again if I could!”

Adult Panelist Destinee Hodge of East City Bookshop in Washington, DC, said, “Participating in the Adult Indies Introduce panel was an experience that I didn’t know I needed but I’m so glad I had. Reading debut authors’ works and being a part of the team that presents them to the world was such an honor. Having the opportunity to collaborate with other booksellers from across the country was the cherry on top. I highly recommend!”

Once again this year, publishers are offering specials on all titles appearing on the lists.

For stores that have taken part in past Indies Introduce promotions, there’s no need to sign up to take advantage of publishers’ Summer/Fall 2022 offers. However, stores that are new to Indies Introduce must complete the Indies Introduce sign-up form by June 3 in order to participate in the program.

This list is available as a collection on Edelweiss. And marketing assets for the Summer/Fall 2022 list are available now on

Here are the Summer/Fall 2022 Indies Introduce Kids’ and Adult Debuts:

Adult Debuts

Greenland by David Santos Donaldson
Amistad, 9780063159556, Hardcover Fiction, $26.99, On Sale Date: 6/7/2022

Nuclear Family by Joseph Han
Counterpoint Press, 9781640094864, Hardcover Fiction, $26, On Sale Date: 6/7/2022

Voice of the Fish: A Lyric Essay by Lars Horn
Graywolf Press, 9781644450895, Paperback Essays, $16, On Sale Date: 6/7/2022

Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe
William Morrow, 9780063209749, Hardcover Fiction, $27.99, On Sale Date: 6/14/2022

The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi
Del Rey, 9780593356944, Hardcover Fantasy, $28.99, On Sale Date: 6/21/2022

Grown Ups by Marie Aubert, Rosie Hedger (Transl.)
Pushkin Press, 9781782277088, Paperback Fiction, $14.95, On Sale Date: 6/21/2022

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty
Tin House, 9781953534187, Paperback Short Stories, $16.95, On Sale Date: 7/5/2022

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah
Algonquin Books, 9781643751474, Hardcover Fiction, $27, On Sale Date: 7/26/2022

A Map for the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang
Penguin Press, 9780593300664, Hardcover Fiction, $27, On Sale Date: 8/9/2022

Leech by Hiron Ennes
Tordotcom, 9781250811189, Hardcover Science Fiction, $27.99, On Sale Date: 9/27/2022


Kids’ Debuts

This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian
Balzer + Bray, 9780063086029, Hardcover Young Adult, $18.99, On Sale Date: 6/7/2022

TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo
Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780593403396, Hardcover Young Adult, $17.99, On Sale Date: 6/7/2022

Boys I Know by Anna Gracia
Peachtree Teen, 9781682633717, Hardcover Young Adult, $17.99, On Sale Date: 7/5/2022

Star Knights by Kay Davault
Random House Graphic, 9780593303658/9780593303641, Hardcover/Paperback Middle Grade Graphic Novel, $20.99/$12.99, On Sale Date: 7/5/2022

Wildoak by C.C. Harrington
Scholastic Press, 9781338803860, Hardcover Middle Grade, $18.99, On Sale Date: 9/20/2022

Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo
Norton Young Readers, 9781324030775, Hardcover Middle Grade, $18.95, On Sale Date: 10/4/2022

The Search for Sasquatch (A Wild Thing Book) by Laura Krantz
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419758188, Hardcover Middle Grade Nonfiction, $19.99, On Sale Date: 10/11/2022

Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One by Maggie Horne
Clarion, 9780358664703, Hardcover Middle Grade, $16.99, On Sale Date: 10/18/2022

Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde
Charlesbridge Teen, 9781623543693, Hardcover Young Adult, $18.99, On Sale Date: 10/18/2022

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250816559, Hardcover Young Adult, $18.99, On Sale Date: 11/29/2022

Bookseller panelists who served on the adult and kids' panels include:

Adult Panelists

Chair: Jhoanna Belfer, Bel Canto Books, Long Beach, CA
Calvin Crosby, The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
Anne Frey, Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita, KS
Jonathan Hawpe, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY
Destinee Hodge, East City Bookshop, Washington, DC
Ellen McLaren, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
Stacey Morin-Wilson, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Max Ruthless, Foggy Pine Books, Boone, NC

Kids' Panelists

Chair: Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys, Zionsville, IN
Nicole Brinkley, Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY
Joseline Diaz, Kepler’s San Francisco, CA
Ernio Hernandez, River Bend Books, Glastonbury, CT
Revati Kilaparti, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO
Andrew King, The Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA
Kassie King, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO
Melissa Taylor, E. Shaver, Booksellers, Savannah, GA