June 03, 2020

Black Lives Matter in the book industry

It’s early 2012 and a young boy is walking home when he is fatally shot in the back by a police officer. The officer claims the boy – only seventeen at the time – was reaching for a gun. All the boy had on him was a packet of Skittles and a can of Arizona iced tea. Now it’s the summer of 2013, and as the boy’s entire community mourn his death – and many others who have been murdered in the year that has passed – the police officer, scared of the boy with black skin holding a packet...

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