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Shonda Rhimes is taking her talents to cable TV as she teams with Pariah‘s Dee Rees to produce “The Warmth of Other Suns”.

The book chronicles the movement of some 6 million African-Americans from the south into the north and western regions of the country from the period of 1915 to 1970. “Warmth of Other Suns” tells much of the story through the eyes of three characters who made the journey in different decades. Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner for her work at the New York Times, earned a host of critical kudos for the book.

Rees is writing the adaptation and exec producing with Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland’s Besty Beers.

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  • Brad

    The book “Warmth of Other Suns”is simply one of the best books ever!!!

    My wife loved it, I loved it, my brother is reading it now and is blown away. If you ever want to read just how amazing a people black folks really are read this book.

  • Mary Burrell

    I keep picking up this book in Barnes and Noble and then i put it down i can’t decide if i want to read it.

    • Me

      i’m right there w/you. honestly i’m a little hesitant about it being another oppression narrative & that’s why i haven’t given it a try yet. i know those stories need to be told too, but considering our current climate, i just feel like i have enough to be pissed about w/o adding vivid reminders of the past to my state of mind.

    • Brad

      Many parts of the book may indeed make you angry. But, I can not stress enough that it is an a incredibly good book to read. Do yourself a favor and the next time you pick up the book buy it.

    • Mary Burrell

      @Brad: I will trust your word.

  • PrimmestPlum

    Great timing I was looking for a new read.

  • saniel

    I’d love to see the 12 tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathisone done correctly mini-series.

    • Mary Burrell

      Saniel: That one is sitting my shelf.