YA Series ‘Reclaimed Classics’ to Offer Diverse Retellings of Classic Literature

YA Series ‘Reclaimed Classics’ to Offer Diverse Retellings of Classic Literature

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Fiewel and Friends has recently announced the 2021 launch of Reclaimed Classics, a new YA series that seeks to reimagine classic literature from new cultural perspectives.  Even the English major most enthused about classic literature knows that just about everything in the literary canon has one thing in common: white authors. The newly-announced Reclaimed Classics aims to counter those primarily-white narratives by reimagining classic works—including Robin Hood, Little Women, Treasure Island, and Wuthering Heights—from the perspective of diverse characters. According to Emily Settle, the mastermind behind the series, the idea came to her after reading a Twitter thread where a …

‘Treasure Planet’: Disney’s Unique Adaptation of the Classic Novel

‘Treasure Planet’: Disney’s Unique Adaptation of the Classic Novel

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is one of the most well-known adventure novels in all of literature. The story of a young Jim Hawkins on a quest to find the mysterious Treasure Island has been adapted numerous times over the years. One of the most unique adaptations of this famous work came from Disney on this day in 2002.   Image Via Amazon   Treasure Planet was an animated film from the directors of Aladdin, Hercules and The Little Mermaid. It features the same plot as the novel, but uses a sci-fi setting instead of a traditional tropical island setting …