by Carmen Van Kerckhove
The protagonist of Justine Larbalestier’s novel Liar is a young black woman with short, natural hair. So why is there a white girl with long, straight hair on the cover? Why does the publishing industry assume that blacks don’t like reading, or only read street lit? What does the story of the reconciliation of one family tell us about how to make progress when it comes to race in America? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Tami Winfrey Harris, Latoya Peterson, and Liz Dwyer discuss.
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