Thursday, May 04, 2006

speaking of Locomotion...

Check out this cover, a book I just got for review:

and this book from a few years back:

What do they have in common with the paperback cover of Locomotion?

You could never tell from them that the protagonist of the story isn't white.


Blogger MotherReader bligged...

That is strange. I noticed it in an adult book, at least kind of. The book is The Joy of Doing Things Badly and it's written by Veronica Chambers, a black author. But while the picture inside is of a black woman, the picture on the cover is white. I guess they didn't want the book to be indentified as only of interest to African Americans, but it did strike me as an interesting choice. Of course, I think misrepresenting the character of the book is stranger.

It's hard to see the book covers online though. I'll look for them at my library.

1/08/2007 12:29 PM  

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