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NEW YORK (AP) — An emerging young filmmaker is also very much in demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller Promise Boys, in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and learn hard truths about their education and community.

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According to Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, which announced the deal Wednesday, Promise Boys draws in part on Brooks’ experiences as a teacher with at-risk kids. Henry Holt expects to release the book early in 2023.

“It’s a social thriller, told through the perspective of Black and Brown boys, that highlights the inequity in our education system,” Brooks said in a statement. “This is a story that needs to be told, to speak for our kids who far too often are unable to advocate 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 TV and Film Production program, from which he received a scholarship after making the short film Hoop Dreamin’.

 

 

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Emerging Black Filmmaker Receives 7-Figure Book Deal For Thriller  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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