Indie Next List Interview

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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11 Sep
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David Yoon on Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Frankly in Love”

Frankly in Love is a breathtaking, sit-on-the-floor sobbing, smile-till-your-face-hurts whirlwind of a novel,” said Tildy Banker-Johnson of Belmont Books.

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21 Aug
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

A Q&A With William Kent Krueger, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Epic, thrilling, and beautifully written, this is storytelling at its very best,” said The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn’s Renee Barker about This Tender Land.

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23 Jul
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

A Q&A With Colson Whitehead, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

The Nickel Boys is “a mystery and a thriller, a treatise on race and social injustice, and a literary masterpiece all rolled into one,” said Michelle Malonzo of Changing Hands.

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10 Jul

Margaret Rogerson on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Sorcery of Thorns”

“I hope readers walk away with the message that it’s more important to have an open mind and keep asking questions than it is to know all the answers,” Rogerson told BTW.

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18 Jun
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

A Q&A With Lisa Taddeo, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

”Compulsive and psychologically riveting, Three Women reads like a novel,” said Michaela Carter of Peregrine Book Company.

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