As lovers of stories in all its forms, we join in celebrating the notable stories in film today, during the 91st Academy Awards. Some of these stories may have started out as books, while others may have just found new lives in pages. One thing they all have in common is that their story has reached out and touched someone’s life—and that in itself is worth celebrating.

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Oscars! And a special shout-out to the winners of films based on books: BlacKkKlansman, If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Check out our list of Oscar-nominated films with books related to them, and if you’re interested in any, you can request for copies here.


Black PantherBlack Panther

T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.

Nominations: Best Picture, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design (winner), Original Score (winner), Original Song, Costume Design (winner)

Related titles: Marvel’s Black Panther: The Art of the Movie

BlacKkKlansmanBlacKkKlansman

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

Nominations: Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay (winner), Film Editing, Original Score

Related titles: Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

Mary Poppins ReturnsMary Poppins Returns

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

Nominations: Production Design, Original Score, Original Song, Costume Design

Related titles: Mary Poppins Returns: Deluxe Novelization | Mary Poppins Returns: Everything Is Possible – Leveled Reader Mary Poppins Returns: The Magic of Mary Poppins

Spider-Man Into the Spider-VerseSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Nominations: Animated Feature (winner)

Related titles: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – The Art of the Movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Miles Morales Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Spider-Gwen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Spider-MenSpider-Verse

Isle of DogsIsle of Dogs

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Nominations: Animated Feature, Original Score

Related titles: The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

 

Can You Ever Forgive MeCan You Ever Forgive Me?

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Nominations: Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Related titles: Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger

 

If Beale Street Could TalkIf Beale Street Could Talk

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Nominations: Supporting Actress (winner), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score

Related titles: If Beale Street Could Talk

 

Ballad of Buster ScruggsThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Nominations: Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Costume Design

Related titles: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

 

Mary Queen of ScotsMary Queen of Scots

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Nominations: Makeup and Hair, Costume Design

Related titles: Mary Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

 

Infinity WarAvengers: Infinity War

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Nominations: Visual Effects

Related titles: Infinity Gauntlet: Deluxe Edition

 

Christopher RobinChristopher Robin

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Nominations: Visual Effects

Related titles: Christopher Robin: The Novelization Christopher Robin: The Little Book of Pooh-isms: With help from Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, and Tigger, too! Christopher Robin: A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon

Ready Player OneReady Player One

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Nominations: Visual Effects

Related titles: Ready Player One

 

SoloSolo: A Star Wars Story

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Nominations: Visual Effects

Related titles: Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Official Guide


Interested in any of these titles? Request for copies here.

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