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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bloomsbury to Replace LIAR Cover

From Publisher's Weekly:

Proof of the power of the web: Bloomsbury Children’s Books has told Publishers Weekly exclusively that it will change the controversial cover of Justine Larbalestier’s Liar. Bloggers, commentors and the author herself had criticized the publisher’s choice of a white girl with long, straight tresses for a novel about an African-American girl with “nappy” hair...(read on)

Woohoo! Score one for truth.

8 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

Wow! Power of the blogosphere!

Readingjunky said...

That is terrific!!

MissAttitude said...

I'm so happy :) Especially since they put a black girl on the cover, not just words like the Australian version.
Power of the blogosphere indeed! Go us :D

Little Willow said...

I'm so glad that they changed it. Thank you, Bloomsbury. Congratulations, Justine.

millymarie said...

This is so awesome thanks for sharing the great news!!! :D

Shelf Elf said...

Fantastic. I think the new cover is every bit as striking as the original design, and all the better for being true to the character and the novel. Go blogosphere! Go Justine!

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