Putting pretty white girls on all your book covers is the book equivalent of what all our fashion magazines do. An idealization of beauty that is unrealistic and dangerous to our youth. And it isn’t the right thing to do. Seeing a minority grace the cover of a YA book is like spotting the Lochness monster, you wonder if you’ve truly seen it and if you’ll ever see it again. How sad is that? To say that only pretty white girls can sell YA books is not a business model that publishers should approve of. And it’s not true. We need look no further than the gender neutral and iconic covers for the Hunger Games and Twilight series to see the truth.

— Ellen Oh 

  1. thirdpersonintimate reblogged this from yahighway
  2. theboonster reblogged this from ericadbauman
  3. ericadbauman reblogged this from yahighway
  4. kingsbridgelibraryteens reblogged this from yahighway
  5. neversaywedie reblogged this from myyalife
  6. everythingwewishwewere reblogged this from sassafrasjungle
  7. airanikidus reblogged this from miriamforster
  8. mudgerfudger reblogged this from mslonelyhearts
  9. mmmmiloveyou reblogged this from mslonelyhearts
  10. lockedupletters reblogged this from mslonelyhearts
  11. mslonelyhearts reblogged this from yahighway
  12. writeswithcupcakes reblogged this from yahighway
  13. dianchuoidi reblogged this from protagonistsus
  14. protagonistsus reblogged this from kceyagi
  15. sassafrasjungle reblogged this from yahighway
  16. jessicaloveya reblogged this from yahighway
  17. usesforboys reblogged this from mindyraf
  18. vibesofgolden reblogged this from ellabella09
  19. jadengengi reblogged this from yahighway
  20. ellabella09 reblogged this from yahighway
  21. nayika reblogged this from kaylapocalypse
  22. macchi-bou reblogged this from thelittlesnicketlass
  23. kristinatodd reblogged this from yahighway
  24. thelittlesnicketlass reblogged this from yahighway
  25. cydrose reblogged this from yahighway
  26. ageofnathan reblogged this from yahighway
  27. katethulhu reblogged this from yahighway
  28. keepyourcoinswewantchange reblogged this from hannahwh0revath
  29. hannahwh0revath reblogged this from romanticskeptic