The Color of Reading

by thiszine

The blog, White Readers, Meet Black Authors (whose subtitle is Your Official Invitation Into the African American Section of the Bookstore) is a resource for promoting black authors and the challenges authors of color face in the publishing industry. Speaking of…..

Bloomsbury Publishing is in trouble for a second time for placing a white woman on the cover of a book about an African-American girl. Justine Larbalestier, an author whose book Bloomsbury also whitewashed, is quoted on her blog as saying the jacket debacle isn’t merely an oops, but “is part of a long history of marginalisaton and misrepresentation. Publishers don’t randomly pick white models. It happens within a context of racism.” Third time’s the charm?

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