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Bloomsbury Rethinks Cover for Justine Larbalestier’s Latest Novel, Liar


The before and after book covers for Justine Larbalestier's upcoming novel, Liar

The before and after book covers for Justine Larbalestier's upcoming novel, Liar

Someone over at Bloomsbury made the ridiculous decision to use an image of a white girl with long straight hair on the cover of a book about an African-American girl with short “nappy” hair.

Liar, Justine Larbalestier‘s first thriller, is written from the point-of-view of Micah, a compulsive liar and is scheduled for publication in October of this year.

Bloomsbury has apparently heard the outcry of the masses protesting the mismatch between book and cover and have now agreed to redesign the cover using an image that reflects the race of the book’s protagonist. (Shouldn’t that have been a no-brainer?!)

Larbalestier discusses the Liar book cover fiasco and the lack of author input in cover diesigns in general on her blog.

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