“Sky in the Deep is the YA fantasy I’ve been waiting for,” said Sarah Green of Vero Beach Book Center in praise of Adrienne Young’s debut novel, a top pick by booksellers for the Summer Kids’ Indie Next List.
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.
Author John Green talks about book recommendations he’s received from indie bookstores, where he first heard the phrase “turtles all the way down,” and the difficulty of finding words to describe pain.
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