Bloomsbury, oh, Bloomsbury

Thu 21 Jan 2010 - Filed under: Not a Journal. | 3 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Not adding anything to the topic—the topic being Bloomsbury again using white models on books featuring people of color—except a big WTF?

First (was it first? Not sure if there are others) it was Liar by Justine Larbalestier, now it’s Jaclyn Dolamore’s Magic Under Glass. (via Jezebel and every other site in the world)

Your task this week: buy a book with a person of color on the cover.

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3 Responses to “Bloomsbury, oh, Bloomsbury”

  1. occasional fish » Thursday various on January 21st, 2010 6:37 pm

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  2. Elizabeth Ashworth on January 22nd, 2010 5:24 am

    I immediately thought of Andrea Levy’s Small Island. The UK cover certainly has a coloured woman on the front. (I did check Amamzon.com though and it seems the US cover may be different.)

  3. Gavin on January 25th, 2010 10:58 am

    Yay for Bloomsbury changing the cover and fingers-crossed that they will keep buying books starring people of color and then putting them on the cover.

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