B&N, PRH cancel diverse editions promotion

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B&N, PRH cancel diverse editions promotion

Feb 06 2020

A Black History Month promotion from Barnes & Noble and Penguin Random House has been canceled following a social media backlash accusing the companies of employing "literary blackface." PRH had planned to publish a dozen classic books under the Diverse Editions name, with each book bearing new covers featuring characters from the books rendered to appear ethnically diverse.

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