Destin Daniel Cretton co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy. He's now working on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — the first Marvel Studios movie centered on an Asian superhero.
Lots of colleges have these reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. The idea is that books will stir discussion — and unite a class or campus around a topic.
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