Emerging filmmaker receives 7-figure book deal for thriller

NEW YORK – An rising younger filmmaker is also extremely significantly in desire in the e-book globe. Nick Brooks has arrived at a seven-figure deal for his youthful grownup thriller “Promise Boys,” in which a few boys at a Washington, D.C., charter university examine the murder of their principal, and discover hard truths about their schooling and community.

In accordance to Henry Holt Publications for Young Visitors, which announced the deal Wednesday, “Promise Boys” draws in aspect on Brooks’ activities as a trainer with at-threat little ones. Henry Holt expects to launch the e-book early in 2023.

“It’s a social thriller, advised by way of the standpoint of Black and Brown boys, that highlights the inequity in our schooling process,” Brooks claimed in a statement. “This is a story that wants to be instructed, to converse for our young children who considerably as well generally are not able to advocate for them selves and to encourage them to convey to their own tale.”

Brooks, 32, graduated past calendar year from the University of Southern California’s Tv set and Film Generation system, from which he obtained a scholarship right after making the limited film “Hoop Dreamin.'”

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