The Crimson Moon series features another biracial protagonist, yet the covers all sport a white model who might be getting a tan as the series progresses.
St. Martin's PaperbacksIt doesn’t help that those covers look like self-published erotica.
Then there's Daughter Of The Centaurs, which takes place in Africa and features a character clearly described as having dark hair and skin.
Random House Books“Nonwhite centaurs? What is this, some kind of fantasy?!”
So if you're a nonwhite teen and want to read a book about someone a bit like you, good news! Those are out there. But, uh ... good luck finding it in the bookstore. Wait, that was stupid and reactionary of us -- good luck finding it on Amazon.
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We're not even kidding, those books were kind of a pain to find on Amazon. We'd also like to recommend I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou because there's a lot of important stories about growing up black in it.
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