You’ve heard of her – Tomi Adeyemi – the Nigerian-American, Harvard trained writer garnering attention globally because of her incredible book ‘Children of Blood and Bone.’
A Young-Adult Fantasy book, ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ was released the novel on March 6, and immediately landed a seven figure book-and-movie deal with Hollywood Fox studios. Amazing, because this is the first book from the author.
Fox 2000, which purchased the film rights before the novel was released, was so impressed by the 24-year-old’s writing style that they tagged the project as being as successful as its other YA franchises, Twilight and Maze Runner.
In addition, Tomi’s bio on her official website states why she wrote the book. “I want a little black girl to pick up my book one day and see herself as the star. I want her to know that she’s beautiful and she matters and she can have a crazy, magical adventure even if an ignorant part of the world tells her she can never be Hermione Granger. I want to give something to the world that I feel I missed out on as a child, and I want to help people of all races, ethnicities, and orientations understand that no matter what differences we may think we have, everyone is a human and everyone deserves to be respected and valued. I also write because I refuse to believe I will never have any magical powers and if I keep writing YA Fantasy I can keep that delusion up.”