A Wrinkle in Time is a beloved science-fiction young adult novel. Written by Madeleine L'Engle and published in 1962, the book follows a young girl named Meg, who ends up on an epic quest to find her missing scientist father. Disney first adapted the story in 2003 as a TV movie starring Katie Stuart as Meg. However, it's the big screen adaptation directed by Ava DuVernay, the woman responsible for the stunning film Selma and for bringing the adaptation of Queen Sugar to the small screen, that has become one of the most anticipated movies of 2018.
DuVernay's involvement is a classic case of how, when people of color and women are in positions of power, the stories we see are more reflective of the diverse world we live in. Rounding out the cast of the movie are Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine, and newcomer Storm Reid. The casting of this film is decidedly more diverse than the TV movie. And in an era where we need this representation more than ever, kids now have toy options that are more in line with their experiences and the experiences of the people they know.
On Thursday, the official A Wrinkle in Time Twitter released this photo:
In case you couldn't tell, these are dolls of Mindy Kaling, Oprah, and Reese Witherspoon.
People got emotional:
starting to become overwhelmed. Between this and Black Panther, I am feeling emotions that I am sadly not use too. Tears of satisfaction flow.— Maria Young (@_RiaYoung) January 25, 2018
THANK YOU! Sincerely, little black girls around the world 💕— Miss Dixon⚡️ (@TheMissDixon_) January 25, 2018
There's even a figurine of the director, Ava DuVernay:
Some people wanted to buy a set for their... children?
DYING. WANT.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) January 25, 2018
But do I have to give them to my daughter? 🤣
Sara we should get them and then we can have playdates because well just because...— Wendy Lester (@WendyWings) January 25, 2018
And Fortune writer Michal Lev-Ram spoke the truth: