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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. Anna
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    I do have several books with non-white/People of colour on the cover, but they’re all nonfiction. *ponder*

  2. Lauredhel
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    My current books –
    – headless statue of no obvious race but flowing robes and probable Euro ancestry
    – squiggly abstract lines forming a black/red/yellow/white tangled circular design
    – pen & sickle insignia
    – blue perfume bottle
    – just title/authors names
    – a bridge
    – a boomerang
    Book just completed: a megaphone

    Hm, maybe I’m just not into people-containing book jackets? That’s only paper books. The audiobook I’m listening to right now has a photo of a black man on the cover.

  3. amandaw
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    My husband owns all the books around here. Except the Cornell Book of Cats, that one’s mine. His are all history books. I am just… not a book reader. Not since book-reading was the surface cause of my original college drop-out experience…

    If I were non-US, I’d buy it for the sake of sending that message. Unfortunately…

  4. orlando
    orlando at |

    I just saw this at Pursuit of Harpyness:

    It seems to tie in with much that you write about here, and is deeply scary.

  5. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    Author Justine Larbalestier has managed to persuade (with the help of internet commentary and campaigns) her publishers to change the cover art to show a more accurate rendition of her non-white protagonist.

    Old cover vs new cover:

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