Thankfully a enough people spoke out against a White girl on a cover of a book that featured a biracial protagonist the cover was changed.
With the big push back over cover misrepresentation I thought Bloomsbury learned it's lesson. I was wrong. 11 months after writing that Dear Bloomsbury letter, I am very happy to have reason to write this.
Bloomsbury released two great Middle Grade novels by African American authors this year.
What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson
And Finding Family by Tonya Bolden
Now when I think of Bloomsbury Childrens my memory is linked to these very good stories, that are far from more of the same. I will never forget the cover controversies but I more than willing to move forward. Earlier in the year, I gave much space to the cover malfunctions. So it only seems fair to acknowledge Bloomsbury's move in the right direction. Well Done.