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It's been about 15 to 20 years since I've read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. I've carried the 1962 novel with me throughout my entire life. It's travelled across four state moves, from coast to coast, forever a reminder of the girl I once was and the person I became. Now, as director Ava DuVernay defines her vision of the scifi novel on the big screen, I've decided to look back at the book that helped define me. (And I knew exactly where on my bookshelf it was.)

Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time was rejected by 26 different publishers when she first began shopping the book around in the early '60s. There were many reasons given: Too complicated, too adult, and no one reads books with young female leads. Now, 55 years later, Ava DuVernay's live-action adaptation of the book is making a similar point about young, black girls deserving a chance to be a part of the sci-fi cultural canon.