The Darkest Minds Trailer: Diversity in Speculative Fiction [Video]
If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, you know about my passion for diversity in speculative fiction. I’d like to see more sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories with black and brown main characters. I’d want them to be just regular stories- like Lord of the Rings but with brown main characters.
When I saw the trailer for The Darkest Minds, I was really excited. I haven’t really been into any of the YA movies that came out the past couple of years. They all look the same, the characters look the same. It gets a little old after awhile. Probably why I don’t read a lot of YA books.
The Darkest Minds seems to have the same storyline as those other YA movies except it’s way more diverse and the characters have powers. Apparently, it’s based on a book. I’ve never read it. I might check out this movie, though.