An entire brand-new generation will be presented to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
EW has actually found out specifically that the timeless book will be adjusted into lively graphic unique type for young readers, in event of its 150 th anniversary, and it will be upgraded with a multicultural and varied cast of characters. The graphic book is called Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, called after the story’s main characters, and it will debut by means of an online serial release on Wednesday, March 7. (Episodes will then be launched weekly.)
The initial Little Women, released in 1868, traced the lives of the 4 March siblings from youth to their adult years; as it started, their dad was away throughout the American Civil War, and they were dealing with their mom in cultured hardship. (Winona Ryder starred in the popular movie adjustment.) The bones of the story stay the very same here, just with a more varied cast: In this up-to-date retelling, the March household is combined, lgbtq and multiracial inclusive, with updates making it resonant to an even larger swath these days’s young readers.
” I liked Little Women maturing,” author Rey Terciero stated in a declaration. “Their struggles felt universal to me, especially feeling like I always had less than others. So it’s an absolute honor to be writing a re-telling of it. But [artist] Bre [Indigo] and I wanted to see ourselves in the characters too, which is why we made the family diverse and one of the characters LGBTQ. Jo is my favorite, so I wanted to play with the subtext that may not have been available 150 years ago, but that we can speak openly about these days. Being LGBT myself, I’m just happy to be creating a book that I wish I could have read as a young reader. But it’s also very PG, and very sweet. I wanted to be sensitive with the heavy topics while staying true to Alcott’s vision of empowering young women.”
Added artist Indigo, ““Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy have so much in common with today’s youth and hopefully when young readers pick up the book they can find themselves in the girls and apply their growth to their own lives. My personal goal as an artist is to help others to embrace empathy, to relate to one another and grow as individuals. And I think our book does just that.”
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is launching Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy along with Tapas Media. The very first online episode will be readily available Wednesday, and finished paperback and e-book editions will be launched in November.
LBYR and Tapas have actually specifically shown EW some art from the brand-new task, consisting of character idea sketches and an excerpt panel. Inspect it out listed below.Related youtube video: (not from post)