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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Released Early on Hulu

Hulu announced on Twitter that they have released the first three episodes of Little Fires Everywhere earlier on their streaming platform. This is due in part to help distract viewers while they are socially distancing themselves from other people because of the coronavirus.

Little Fires Everywhere is based on author Celeste Ng`s novel which was published in 2017. The best-seller is about a close family in a small midwestern town whose lives are upended when a mother and daughter move into their spare house.

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This adaptation of Celeste Ng`s book is an eight-part limited series starring Kerri Washington and Reese Witherspoon as the leading ladies. Little Fires Everywhere will be streaming new episodes every Wednesday, only on Hulu.

At least people now have another show to binge while they are social distancing!

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Judy Blume’s “Summer Sisters” is Heading to Hulu

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The well-known author Judy Blume is getting her book “Summer Sisters” adapted into a limited series on Hulu. Liz Tigelaar is set to develop the show. Tigelaar will be producing as well as writing the for the show.

 

 

If you didn’t already know, “Summer Sisters” is a coming of age story about two best friends, Victoria Leonard and Caitlin Somers and the journey of their relationship. The story is set in 1977 on Martha’s Vineyard and goes forward in time to when the girls are adults. Blume’s novel is geared toward adults mainly because of its sexual content. This story is also about the importance of friendship.

 

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Judy Blume will be the executive producer of the show. This is not Tigelaar’s first adaptation of a book. She also worked on the Hulu show “Little Fires Everywhere” which starred Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“Summer Sisters” will be on Hulu March 18. Until then, you can read and enjoy Judy Blume’s wonderful novel about the power of female friendship.

 

 

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Animated Short HAIR LOVE Wins Academy Award

HAIR LOVE was shown some love at the 92nd Academy Awards!

 

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HAIR LOVE, the children’s book by the author Matthew A. Cherry was adapted into a short animated film. It won an Oscar for being the best animated short film. HAIR LOVE is about being proud of your own hair and honoring fathers and daughters around the world.

When Cherry received his award, he dedicated his book to the late Kobe Bryant. The author also mentioned why HAIR LOVE was made. It was made to show more representation in animated movies. Cherry also stated, “We wanted to normalize black hair.” 

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It’s important, especially in Black History month to celebrate books like these. Kids of color from a young age should be taught that their hair is beautiful. And even though hair is just hair to some, to many its so much more than that. Curly, kinky, straight, dyed or natural; all hair should be celebrated.

 

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War of the Roses Raged Onstage in Broadway Adaptation

Actor Jason Alexander is going to bring Warren Adler’s novel The War of the Roses to broadway. This novel will be adapted into a play by co-creator of Rescue Me, Peter Tolan.

Adler’s novel focuses on married couple Oliver and Barbara Rose. They seem like any other happily-married couple until Barbara wants to divorce Oliver. The two humorously try to kick the other out of their house. Weapons used are such things a household items, as Barbara and Oliver fight for ownership of the house. Love and hate are very much the themes that drive these two characters into a war of their own.

 

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This is not the only time Warren Adler’s novel has been adapted. In 1989, it was adapted for the big screen starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as the Roses. The film was directed by Danny DeVito.

 

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There is no news on casting or the creative team as of yet. Before people can see the show on Broadway it will also be in production at the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer.

Previews for Warren Adler’s The War of the Roses will begin August 28th. It will officially start running on Broadway September 4th.

 

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Three Books About Aliens and #ThingsWeAreNeverMeantToKnow

Alright, so I don’t really think there’s stuff we’re not meant to know – vive la science! – but a lot of people were talking about aliens (and Monty Python – Twitter, never change), so here are some books about aliens to start knowing some things. Maybe. The truth is out there!

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

This is a great start for anyone who likes their sci-fi light and lush, with enough cyborgs, psychics, and space travel to satisfy more die-hard fans. Set in futuristic Beijing, this well wrought fairy tale retelling features plague, sisterhood, and a robot who’ll be your favorite character. What more could you want? Crime? Formal wear? A lost foot? All that and more, plus, your book hangover will be delayed for quite a while, because there are several excellent sequels and a delightful graphic novel companion series. And did I mention Cinder is a mechanic? She’s a mechanic. Heart eyes.

 

These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Quick question – are you ready to suffer? This is a good book, maybe even a great one, but it’s going to break your entire heart and not even be sorry. Two strangers, the only survivors of a massive spaceliner crash, try to find their way across an alien landscape to the ship’s wreckage and hope of rescue. An unlikely pair, an heiress and a former soldier must work together not only to survive harsh conditions on dwindling hope, but to discover the secrets of this planet, long hidden, and more lovely and terrible than they could have imagined. Like I said, this one’ll hurt, but read it anyway. It’s earned.

 

Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Confession; this one’s from my TBR. But it’s at the top of the list! Brutal, large scale war against terrifying aliens, an intergalactic university, and the terrible pull of leaving the Earth behind. Clocking in at under a hundred pages, this is definitely a quick read, but don’t worry about being abandoned – it’s the first of three novellas. Plus, we always, always stan a heroine who’s good at math. Isn’t that the dream? Be good at math, and risk death to go to space school? Don’t boo me, I’m right.

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