Author L.L. McKinney: Barnes & Noble ‘Diverse Editions’ Are ‘Literary Blackface’

Barnes & Noble suspended its campaign to reissue classic books with covers depicting protagonists as people of color after many authors, including McKinney, criticized the initiative. (Image credit: TBWIA\Chiat\Day) Arts & Life : NPR SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to … Read more…

Barnes & Noble pulls ‘diverse editions’ of classic novels for Black History Month

Barnes & Noble has suspended its plan to release “diverse editions” of classic novels for Black History Month after getting slammed on Twitter for “literary blackface.” The partnership between the company’s massive Fifth Avenue store and publisher Penguin Random House … Read more…