7 Best Black Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Bridgerton: Shonda Rhimes' diverse casting brings Julia Quinn's Regency romance series to life on Netflix.

The Secret Life of Bees: Sue Monk Kidd's historical fiction transforms into a star-studded film with Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson.

From Scratch: Zoe Saldana stars in the Netflix adaptation of Tembi Locke's memoir, exploring love, Sicily, and cultural biases.

Kindred: Octavia E. Butler's science fiction novel gets an underrated Hulu adaptation, exploring time travel and racism with a modern twist.

Little Fires Everywhere: Celeste Ng's bestselling novel comes to Hulu with Kerry Washington and Lexi Underwood, tackling themes of otherness in a suburban setting.

The Color Purple: Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is powerfully portrayed on screen by Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Danny Glover.

The Little Mermaid: Halle Bailey's casting as Ariel in Disney's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale sparks both excitement and controversy.