Thursday, July 23, 2009


In case you're interested, there's been some drama with the American cover of Justine Larbalestier's new YA novel Liar.  

I haven't been able to read it yet, but apparently, the main character is black.  It is one of the few truths the protagonist, a compulsive liar, admits to.

The fact that a white girl appears on the US cover has caused further trust issues with the way the character is perceived as well as expresses a tendency to assume "whiteness" is more marketable.

Justine Larbalestier wrote her own well-crafted and insightful blog post in response to all the dramas.  You can check out what she had to say here.

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