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Disney Releases Trailer for Peter Pan & Wendy

The trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action film Peter Pan & Wendy was released earlier this week. Yara Shahidi stars in the film as Tinker Bell, marking the first time a Black woman has played the character on screen. The movie also stars Alexander Molony in his feature film debut as Peter Pan, Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alyssa Wapanatâhk as Tiger Lily, and Ever Gabo Anderson and Wendy. Peter Pan & Wendy starts streaming on Disney+ on April 28.

Crime Reads Shares Cover Reveal and Excerpt from Ashley Winstead’s Midnight is the Darkest Hour

Crime Reads has shared an exclusive excerpt and cover reveal from Midnight is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead. Winstead is the bestselling author of In My Dreams I Hold A Knife and The Last Housewife. Her latest southern gothic thriller, Midnight is the Darkest Hour, will be released by Sourcebooks Landmark on October 3.

LeVar Burton Discusses New Documentary About Literacy Crisis in the US

LeVar Burton’s new documentary The Right to Read is bringing attention to why children in the U.S. are struggling to learn how to read. Executive producer Burton and director Jenny Mackenzie recently joined CBS Mornings to discuss the documentary and the literacy crisis in the U.S. Burton says that teachers are “caught in a bind. They want to do what’s best for their children, but they’re constrained by school districts and public policy and we have to do better.” Burton says illiteracy affects more children of color “because our kids get less always, especially when it comes to education.” To learn more about where to watch the film, check out The Right to Read website.

Why Does Netflix Keep Canceling YA Adaptations?

Does it seem like Netflix keeps canceling YA adaptations? Here’s a look at the numbers and reasons behind this.