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White Authors Writing About the Black Experience
Book Riot is grateful to have a platform to celebrate diversity and critically examine the book world every day, but today we have turned the reins over to our black contributors and guest contributors all working towards social justice and good books. This is a guest post from Marissa Rei Sebastian. Marissa enjoys reading, eating, and cats.
Black & White
Marcus does go to jail due to the fact that he was there and someone recognized him but this book is a really good book and unfair. Black and White is the story of two high school athletes. The main characters are Eddie White and Marcus Black. Both play football and basketball and are very good at both. They are the stars of the basketball team and hope to continue to play in college.
16/December/ Black and White Book Review In the book Black and White, Eddie and Marcus are the two main characters in this story.
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Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Black and White shows the ups and downs in an unbreakable friendship. Paul has also written many other books and one happens to be Rooftop, which is another award winning book. Black and White is an amazing fiction book for young adults. Young adults would be the best fit for the intended audience because the story takes place in Long-Island High school. About two boys named Eddie White and Marcus black that are seniors at Long-Island and play for the basketball team that get in some major trouble. I think the purpose for this work is to learn by you mistakes and try the best you can to stay out of trouble.
Most of the time, I love young adult literature and am proud to be a YA librarian. If a YA book features a white, female protagonist and this accounts for a not insignificant portion of YA released each year , it seems inevitable that the book cover will display an idealized and airbrushed masterpiece of her on the cover. And when a YA book actually does have a protagonist of color, too often one of three things seems to happen:. These forms of racism on the part of publishers are unacceptable. And the fact that it is so rampant within the young adult publishing industry seems particularly despicable. If you have other examples, please share them in the comments. Whitewashing happens when a publishing company represents a non-white character on the cover of a book with a white representation.