An award-winning young adult novel by Renée Watson has received the green light for a film adaptation.
Variety reports the novel will become a film produced by Warner Horizon Television with the author serving as a consultant.
Piecing Me Together follows an artistic Black teenager coming-of-age in Portland, Oregon, where she attends a predominantly White high school on scholarship and lives with her family in a low-income Black neighborhood.
Released in 2017, the novel is published under Bloomsbury Children’s Books. The next year, it won the John Newbery Medal, which is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Renée also became the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winner.
The TV film project is in the early stages, according to Variety.