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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.