"Whitewashed" Book Gets A New Cover

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Justine Larbalestier's Liar, whose original white cover image didn't match its black protagonist, is getting a new jacket. The publisher is sorry the old cover was "interpreted by some as a calculated decision to mask the character's ethnicity." [Independent]

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The first cover scares me. The way the hair is and everything makes me think it is some horror book - the second is something I'd like to read.

I am glad they realized what they did was wrong - well that little quote makes it sound they actually didn't, just that they were sick of the complaints.