Barnes & Noble's Diverse Book Covers Face Criticism

A New York City Barnes and Noble store's attempt to honor Black History Month has fallen very flat.

The bookseller released a dozen classic books with new, culturally diverse covers. Among the works getting the update: “Romeo and Juliet,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The Twitterverse has lashed back by pointing out that promoting a bunch of white authors who wrote about white characters is not honoring Black History Month.

They suggested instead the bookseller should promote black authors and black stories. As such, the company has dropped the plan.

Source: The Guardian

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