Netflix releases trailer for star-studded series ‘Bookmarks: Celebrating Voices’

Hosted by Marley Dias, the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action

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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices is a live-action collection of 12 five-minute episodes featuring prominent Black celebrities and artists reading children’s books from Black authors that highlight the Black experience.

Hosted by Marley Dias, the 15-year-old author and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, the collection of books and conversations center around themes of identity, respect, justice, and action — providing families a toolset to start meaningful conversations with kids about difficult topics through short-form book-based content.

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Series guests include Karamo Brown, Grace Byers, Common, Misty Copeland, Tiffany Haddish, Marsai Martin, Caleb McLaughlin, Lupita Nyong’o, Kendrick Sampson, Jill Scott and Jacqueline Woodson.         

We can’t wait for the world to get to know this talented teen and the idea of little Black kids all over the country seeing themselves represented in this way is quite a milestone.

Books featured: ABC’s For Girls Like Me, Anti-Racist Baby, Brown Boy Joy, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, Firebird, I Am Enough, I Am Perfectly Designed, I Love My Hair, Let’s Talk About Race, Pretty Brown Face, Sulwe, The Day You Begin, We March.

Check out the trailer:

Netflix has not confirmed an official release date for Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices but with so many families struggling with the back to school chaos, it will certainly be a welcome addition to the queue.

That’s not the only offering for families Netflix has up its sleeves. The streamer recently released a star-studded animated film entitled Fearless.

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The upcoming film directed by Cory Edwards features voices from a few of our faves, including Gabrielle Union, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Yara Shahidi, Dwyane Wade, and Miguel, among others.

Here’s the description:

Teen video game enthusiast Reid (Miles Robbins), is a whiz at the video game Planet Master. Under his gamer name Fe@rless, Reid controls the game’s main character Captain Lightspeed (Jadakiss), who fights against the villain, Dr. Arcannis (Miguel). But he’s soon forced to live out the game when Captain Lightspeed’s three infant children end up in his home. He has to now protect the superheroic children from Dr. Arcannis while trying to create a relationship with his crush Melanie (Shahidi).

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