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Reblogged from disneydiversity  1,789 notes
    somekindof-salvation asked
    on a further note, i work as a volunteer in a bookstore, and the unfailingly most popular question we get is grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends coming in and asking, 'do you have a book where the main character is blind?' 'any picture books where boys wear dresses?' 'are there any superheroes in wheelchairs?' children need representation and so do their families, especially from books that are so popular.

    Answer:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    ^ ^ ^

    Wow, it’s almost like ALL children deserve to see themselves in media, not just the cis straight white abel-bodies neuro-typical ones.

Reblogged from ami-angelwings  811 notes

ami-angelwings:

summer-of-supervillainy:

hey, remember how everyone was like “holy shit, actual black girl protagonist in historical fantasy” when Kate Elliott’s Cold Magic came out?

remember how she at least looked sorta brown on the cover? a little bit?

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now, this cover is pretty goddamn whitewashed compared to the book’s descriptions

but here is the kindle cover art

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blue eyes and everything.

they’re not even fucking trying, are they

look at how similar the designs are

down to the hairstyle, the swirly overlay, and the gear in the background

literally the only thing they changed was making her whiter, and turning all the brown design elements blue

THEY WERE LITERALLY LIKE “I CAN SEE NO WAY TO IMPROVE THIS COVER DESIGN EXCEPT TO USE A WHITER GIRL”

Wowwww.  And they kept everything else the same, so it’s not even like they wanted to change the pattern design or anything, it’s like “we like that cover, but she’s not white looking enough…”

Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights.  The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week.  The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire.

The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitly describe Allie as Asian.

Given the katana-wielding heroine has already been whitewashed on the book cover, this doesn’t bode very well for the movie.
Deadline reports that Julie Kagawa’s book, The Immortal Rules, has already managed to sell screen rights. The book was published by Harlequin Teen this week. The story is set in the future United States and is about a girl named Allie Sekemoto who is turned into a vampire.

The review at Kirkus notes the disconnect between the book cover and excerpts from the book where other characters explicitly describe Allie as Asian.

Given the katana-wielding heroine has already been whitewashed on the book cover, this doesn’t bode very well for the movie.