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Hulu Orders Interior Chinatown to Series with Jimmy O. Yang to Star and Taika Waititi Directing
Hulu has placed a 10-episode order for Interior Chinatown, a series adaptation based on Charles Yu’s award-winning book of the same name. Jimmy O. Yang is set to star as Willis Wu, “a background character stuck doing work in a police procedural called Black & White who has no idea of his leading man status. When he inadvertently becomes a witness to a crime, Willis begins to unravel a criminal web in Chinatown, revealing certain family secrets and what it feels like to be in the spotlight.” Taika Waititi will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside Participant’s Jeff Skoll, Miura Kite, and Dive’s Garrett Basch.
Chilliwack Students Shoot Video to Counter “Homophobia and Bigotry” of School Board Election
A group of Chilliwack students have shot a video and are sharing it on social media to counter the “homophobia and bigotry” in the school board election campaign. During the campaign, several of the school board candidates have made negative comments about LGBTQ-inclusive policies or have made comments in favor of book-banning to censor LGBTQ content. The video, titled “We Need Change,” was posted on the Students’ Voice Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. It can be viewed in full here.
Hayley Kiyoko Announces Girls Like Girls Novel
Pop star, actor, and director Hayley Kiyoko is adding “author” to her list of accomplishments. Kiyoko announced on Instagram that she will be publishing a coming-of-age novel based on her hit song “Girls Like Girls” and the viral video that accompanied it. The novel, also entitled Girls Like Girls, is currently available for preorder and will release from Wednesday Books on May 30th, 2023.
What’s A Book Sanctuary?: This Week’s Book Censorship News
This week’s book censorship news, plus a look at U.S. public libraries declaring themselves upholders of the First Amendment Rights of all.