Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha, the first novel in her YA trilogy which attracted a million dollar advance and is being developed as a film by Fox 2000, has now spent 25 consecutive weeks on The New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller List. The Nigerian writer shared the news on Facebook.
Drawing heavily from Yoruba cosmology, Children of Blood and Bone tells the story of Zelie Adebola and her fight to bring back magic to to her homeland called Orisha. The book was published by Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group on March 6 of this year and, three weeks later, reached No 1 on the list. It has hovered in the top ten in the months since and currently berths at No 2.
See Tomi Adeyemi’s Facebook post below.
Tomi Adeyemi is having an exciting year. Months ago, basketball legend Kobi Bryant tweeted at her. Then her book was featured on a segment by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show.
Brittle Paper congratulates Tomi Adeyemi.