New and classic tales of young people with a courageous spirit
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson returns to animation with a futuristic tale of a canine flu epidemic that leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that’s a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.
Limited release March 23.
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
By Susan Hood
Fresh, accessible and inspiring, this new children’s book introduces 14 revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trailblazers and rabble-rousers. From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.
The Hazel Wood: A Novel
By Melissa Albert
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone at her estate—the Hazel Wood—Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland—the cruel, supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
This three-part miniseries (co-produced by the BBC and airing as part of Masterpiece) is a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel set during the Civil War. Emily Watson, Angela Lansbury, Dylan Baker, Kathryn Newton and Willa Fitzgerald star.
Premieres May 13 on PBS.