The budding director gets a 7-figure book deal for a thriller

The budding director gets a 7-figure book deal for a thriller

New York The emerging young director in the book world is in great demand. Nick Brooks hammers out a seven-figure deal for his teen thriller Promise Boys, in which three boys at a Washington, D.C. charter school investigate the murder of their principal, learning hard truths about their education and community.

According to Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, which announced the deal Wednesday, “Promise Boys” is based in part on Brooks’ experiences as a teacher with vulnerable children. Henry Holt expects the book to be released as early as 2023.

In a statement, Brooks said, “It’s a thrilling social story, told from the perspective of black and brown boys, that highlights inequality in our education system. This is a story that must be told, to speak up on behalf of and inspire our children who are far too often unable to stand up for themselves and inspire them.” to tell their story.

Brooks, 32, graduated last year from the University of Southern California television and film production program, for which he received a scholarship after directing the short film “Hoop Dreamin.”

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