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BOOKLIST: World TV Day (November 21st)

Created by: Meagan Laszlo


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World TV Day (books adapted to film)

World TV Day on November 21st recognizes books adapted to film. Anti-bias literature is extremely important in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to highlight equality and equity. While literature is important to depict this message, film is equally as important as film shows actors/actresses of color, diversity in the cast, and cultural diversity. The words in literature can depict an image, but film can show the audience what diversity and equity looks like in society. In this curated book list for World TV Day, you can find middle school to young adult books that have been adapted to film that highlights social disparity, cultural and racial diversity, and historical events.


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 2008

Reading Level: Young Adult book

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 2018

Reading Level: Young Adult book

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Book Reviews:

https://bookriot.com/2018/09/18/ya-movie-adaptations-guide/

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19063.The_Book_Thief

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-book-thief

Film:

Made into film in 2013

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816442/

Reading Level: Young Adult Book

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 2017

Reading Level: Appropriate for grades 6-8

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 1993

Reading Level: Young Adult


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 2018

Reading Level: Young Adult


Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by James S. Hirsch

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 1999

Reading Level: Young Adult

John Henry by Sandhya Menon

Book Review 1

Book Review 2

Film

Made into film in 2020

Reading Level: Children’s book


Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman's Firsthand Account of World War II by Philip Handleman

Book Reviews

Film

Made into film in 1995

Reading Level: Young Adult


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Book Reviews

Film

Upcoming film-produced by Universal

Reading Level: Young Adult


Darius the Great is not Okay by Abid Khorram

Book Reviews

Film

Upcoming film

Reading Level: Grades 6-8, High School


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