NEW YORK (AP) – A young emerging filmmaker is also in high demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has struck a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller Boys Promise, in which three boys from a charter school in Washington, DC investigate the murder of their principal and learn hard truths about their education and community.
According to Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, who announced the deal on Wednesday, Boys Promise draws in part from Brooks’ experiences as a teacher with at-risk children. Henry Holt plans to publish the book in early 2023.
âThis is a social thriller, told from the perspective of black and brown boys, that highlights the inequity of our education system,â Brooks said in a statement. âIt’s a story that needs to be told, to speak for our children who too often are unable to stand up for themselves and to inspire them to tell their own story. “
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Brooks, 32, graduated last year from the University of Southern California’s television and film production program, where he received a scholarship after directing the short. Dream hoop.
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