Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the Academy Award-winning director, filmmaker, drummer, DJ and culinary entrepreneur, has teamed up with award-winning writer S. A. Cosby to create a middle-grade book series, The Rhythm of Time, which is set to be published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers on April 18.
The story tells of two teens of color from Questlove’s hometown of Philadelphia who travel back in time, accidentally changing the future. While the book has a pop-cultural reference, it’s also geared towards young readers aged 8-12 and explores themes of friendship, family, and the consequences of unintentional action.
The book is the first installment in a three-part series.
Questlove, who founded the new book imprint Awa Books in 2023, is no stranger to writing, having authored several books, including Creative Quest, Mo’ Meat Blues, and Music is History, which were all New York Times bestsellers.
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