Indie Next List Interview

03 Jun
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Lucy Knisley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Stepping Stones”

“I adore Lucy Knisley, and I’m so excited that she’s sharing her pitch-perfect voice with middle readers in this story inspired by her childhood! Fans of Raina Telgemeier, rejoice!” said Mary Wahlmeier of Raven Book Store.

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20 May

A Q&A With Megha Majumdar, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“A searing debut, this novel is timely and timeless. It packs a punch way above its weight. Brilliant,” said Lisa Johnson of Penguin Bookshop.

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07 Apr

Rebecca Stead on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The List of Things That Will Not Change”

“Rebecca Stead masterfully captures the voice of middle-schooler Bea, who struggles with anxiety and doesn’t always handle her emotions without some kind drama,” said Lisa Nagel of Eight Cousins in Falmouth, Massachusetts. 

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01 Apr

A Q&A With Emily St. John Mandel, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Combining the humanity and structure of Station Eleven with the brutal realism of her earlier works, The Glass Hotel is an exceptional novel," said Marika McCoola of Porter Square Books. 

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04 Mar
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Kate Messner on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Chirp”

“Messner is unparalleled in understanding young people’s minds, and her skillful and sensitive handling of difficult topics and situations makes this story one both young people and adults will be glad they read,” said Gail Meyer of The Bookstore Plus Music & Art.

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19 Feb
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A Q&A With Kate Elizabeth Russell, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Luisa Barbano of Oblong Books and Music said, “This novel is a timely and important read, sometimes difficult, but ultimately an unforgettable experience. You will be left astonished and transformed.”

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12 Feb
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The Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Spring 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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14 Jan
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A Q&A with Jeanine Cummins, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Thatcher Svekis of DIESEL, A Bookstore called American Dirt “a beautiful, heartbreaking odyssey, a vivid world filled with angels and demons, one I only wanted to leave so I could get my heart out of my throat.”

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14 Jan

Janae Marks on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “From the Desk of Zoe Washington”

“In her excellent debut novel, Marks skillfully balances a difficult social justice theme with lighthearted elements and lovingly rendered familial relationships,” said Anna Millsaps of bbgb books. 

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18 Dec
Such a Fun Age

A Q&A With Kiley Reid, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Kiley Reid’s startling debut perfectly captured what it means to be a woman,” said Gennifer Eccles of Flyleaf Books about Such a Fun Age.

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04 Dec

Kiersten White on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Guinevere Deception”

Kayla Roy of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts, called White’s book “absolutely stunning.”

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20 Nov
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A Q&A With Nina MacLaughlin, Author of December’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung has the power of a spell,” said Lisa Gozashti of Brookline Booksmith. “I am awed by this visionary work and the remarkable insight that made it possible.”

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08 Nov

The Winter 2019-2020 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

Here is a preview of the 52 titles on the Winter 2019-2020 Kids’ Indie Next List flier, arriving at stores in the upcoming Kids’ Box mailing.

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22 Oct
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Jason Foose of Changing Hands calls In the Dream House “a daring new kind of memoir that defies boundaries and boldly discards the conventions of genre.”

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17 Sep
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

A Q&A With Jacqueline Woodson, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Red at the Bone “packs the emotional punch of an epic in a novella number of pages,” said Kelly Brown of Magic City Books.

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