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(3/8)Dyslexia-Friendly Harry Potter Companion Books: Today In Books

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The Harry Potter Franchise Aims To Be More Accessible

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are now available in the UK with dyslexia-friendly fonts and printed on paper that offers maximum contrast with reduced glare. The novels have been approved by the Royal National Institute of Blind People and there are plans in the works for similar treatment for all the books in the Harry Potter series. Here’s hoping making them available in other countries is top priority.

Native Son Trailer

We are in an amazing time filled with adaptations! Richard Wright’s 1940’s novel Native Son has gotten the adaptation treatment and will premiere on HBO on April 6th. Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the script, keeping the same characters navigating the city of Chicago but updated it for the 21st century. Check out the trailer here.

The First All-Women-Of-Color Production Of Richard II

You can catch a production of Richard II with a cast and crew of all women of color at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. The play is co-directed by Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh and Andoh also stars as King Richard II. You can read the review here and hear about it on BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour.