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Nicola Yoon is a Jamaican-American author. She is best known for writing the 2015 young adult novel "Everything, Everything", a New York Times best seller and the basis of a 2017 film of the same name. In 2016, she released "The Sun Is Also a Star".
"Everything, Everything" was released in September 2015, and debuted as No. 1 New York Times best seller for young adult hardcover books.The book spent 40 weeks on the best seller list. A film of the same name based on the book, adapted by J. Mills Goodloe and starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, was released in May 2017.
Yoon's second book, "The Sun Is Also A Star", was released in November 2016. The book also reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. It was a 2016 National Book Award finalist, included in The New York Times Book Review list of Notable Children's Books of 2016, and listed in the top 10 books of 2016 by Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.In December 2016, it was announced that the film rights to the book had been acquired by Warner Brothers and MGM. The movie, directed by Ry Russo-Young, and starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton, is due for release on May 17, 2019.
Yoon is associated with the We Need Diverse Books organization, with a mission to increase diversity and promote the representation of diversity in literature. "The Sun Is Also A Star" was honored as a finalist of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award in 2017.
She contributed to "Because You Love to Hate Me", an anthology of short stories written by 13 YA authors who were paired with 13 BookTubers, who provided writing prompts. It was published in July 2017.