Indies Introduce Interview

02 Nov
Jas Hammonds, an Indies Introduce Author of November/December Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "We Deserve Monuments"

A Q&A with Jas Hammonds, Indies Introduce Author of the November/December Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “We Deserve Monuments”

We Deserve Monuments is an absolute stunner. An intergenerational mystery, a tribute to first love, and one of the best YA books I’ve read in the last decade,” said Nicole Brinkley of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York.

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12 Oct
Rhiannon Wilde, author of Henry Hamlet’s Heart

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rhiannon Wilde

“Full of humor, sincerity, and excellent musical references, this is one of my new favorite coming-of-age stories,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.

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05 Oct
Maggie Horne, author of Hazel Hill is Gonna Win This One

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Maggie Horne

“Hazel is funny, smart, insecure, and ultimately, brave. My nerdy, introverted, middle school self needed a book like this. A book that shows that it’s not ok for girls to be treated like their bodies are a distraction and something they should have to apologize for,” said Melissa Taylor of E. Shaver, Bookseller in Savannah, Georgia.

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28 Sep
Laura Krantz, author of The Search for Sasquatch

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Laura Krantz

“Presented with great illustrations, digestible science-based breakdowns, and — of course — spooky stories, this page-turner is bound to be a hit with any young nature lover, science fan, and adventurous reader you know,” said Ernio Hernandez of River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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21 Sep
Edudzi Adodo, author of Children of Stardust

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Edudzi Adodo

“Filled with stories based on mythology and exciting space technology (or maybe magic?), you’ll be sure to read this as fast as a whizzer!” said Revati Kilaparti of Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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14 Sep
Hiron Ennes, author of Leech

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Hiron Ennes

Leech is atmospheric and rife with troubled, sharply-realized characters. In particular, the narrator is one of the most fascinating voices I’ve ever come across. As deeply compelling as discomfiting — this debut is a must-read," said Ellen McLaren of Queen Anne Book Company in Seattle, WA.

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07 Sep
C.C. Harrington, author of Wildoak

An Indies Introduce Q&A With C.C. Harrington

“I loved this book and can’t wait for another generation of readers to fall in love with reading because of this magical story,” said Revati Kilaparti of Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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27 Jul
Map of the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Belinda Huijuan Tang

“A gripping debut from an author to watch!” said Jhoanna Belfer of Bel Canto Books in Long Beach, California.

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13 Jul
Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Oscar Hokeah

“Far more than merely the story of family, this amazing novel uses words to evoke the power of being part of Tribe and the ‘medicine’ it can create,” said Calvin Crosby of The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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29 Jun
Star Knights by Kay Davault

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Kay Davault

“An absolutely charming woodland fantasy that will appeal to fans of Garlic & the VampireAster & the Accidental Magic, and the much beloved Steven Universe.” said Nicole Brinkley of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York.

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15 Jun
Anna Gracia, author of Boys I Know

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Anna Gracia

Boys I Know is Judy Blume’s Forever for the modern age, carrying with it the expectations of family, academics, and relationships. June’s journey through senior year is all too relatable in all of its messy, soul-searching glory.” said Andrew King of The Secret Garden Bookshop in Seattle, Washington.

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08 Jun
Grown Ups by Marie Albert

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Marie Aubert

“Marie Aubert writes what we all want to say but society tells us that we should not. Grab a copy and be ready for a story you will soon not forget.” said Anne Frey of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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08 Jun
Morgan Talty, author of Night of the Living Rez

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Morgan Talty

“Talty’s writing about reservation life has a way of making experiences feel both universally human and also uniquely Native American. At times hilarious, and at other times heartrending, this book will immerse you in the way the best literature does.” said Destinee Hodge of East City Bookshop in Washington, DC.

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01 Jun
Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Toya Wolfe

“A coming-of-age story in which the setting is as much of a character as Fe Fe, our twelve-year-old protagonist...This debut novel will stay with you long after you finish the last page.” said Anne Frey of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas

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25 May
This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

An Indies Introduce Q&A With XiXi Tian

“There is so much packed in this novel and I am in awe of its beauty. I was blown away by this story and you will be too!” said Joseline Diaz of Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California.

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