We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Jose Older’s SHADOWSHAPER has been optioned for TV/film! Older’s debut YA title, SHADOWSHAPER was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and also won the 2016 International Latino Book Award. Tony-winning actress Anika Noni Rose has now optioned the rights through her production company, Roaring Virgin Productions.
“Shadowshaper was a book I couldn’t put down,” Rose told Variety. “At a time when so many are feeling powerless, Sierra Santiago is a young Afro-Latina heroine who finds her power within herself. Through a strong spiritual connection to her ancestors, the discovery of the magic living in her art, and with the help of some amazing friends, she saves her family, and her Brooklyn neighborhood from certain destruction. A face and culture we rarely see on screen; she is the heroine we’ve been searching for, only to find she lives right next door.”
SHADOWHOUSE FALL, the highly anticipated sequel to SHADOWSHAPER, is set for release in September 2017.