Well we’re all in this together, alone at home. There has never been a better time to dust off your reading list and catch the best new titles on shelves now. Check out our favorite reads, some of which are already on their way to your tv. Here’s a short list for the upcoming Page to Screen selects.
“We Are Wild Cats” by Siobhan Vivian. Told over the course of 24 hours from six diverse perspectives, WE ARE THE WILDCATS follows a high school girls’ varsity hockey team as they discover just how toxic their revered coach is. These 24 hours present each girl with difficulties and uncertainties that not only test their individual strengths but also challenges the entire team’s trust. Siobhan’s novel accurately portrays the bonds that develop when athletes are training and playing together over the course of their high school years—and the ways people both rely on and manipulate those bonds. Think: kickass female athletes, the value of friendships during these formative high school years, and the resilience of modern teenage girls. This is a movie we’d definitely get behind for the big screen.
“The Black Kids” by debut author Christina Hammonds Reed hits shelves (or your kindle) September 1, 2020. This young adult novel is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the Rodney King Riots. The Black Kids is more than a story about the Rodney King riots—that’s merely its setting. At its core, this story is a love letter to Los Angeles, the 90s, and to black kids everywhere, who are still living Ashley’s experience today—opening the floor up to lots of crossover appeal. Christina, who’s a born and bred Angeleno, speaks of the city, the era, and the culture with such love and grace. Her voice is as authentic as it gets, telling a story for the people who remember and the people who don’t. Catch the buzz surrounding the book’s pending movie release here: MOVIE NEWS: https://deadline.com/2020/01/the-black-kids-movie-wanuri-kahiu-director-gotham-group-1202843336/