[Ed. – Moby Dick is now the yellow whale.]
A collection of classic books with new culturally diverse covers will make their debut at New York City’s largest bookstore.
To kick off Black History Month, Penguin Random House and Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue is partnering up to give twelve classic young adult novels new covers, known as “Diverse Editions.” The books will hit the shelves on Feb. 5, and Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue will have the books on display in their massive storefront throughout the month of February.
The following books will be on display with their Diverse Edition covers:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Romeo and Juliet
- Three Musketeers
- Moby Dick
Each title had five culturally diverse custom covers designed to ensure the recognition, representation, and inclusion of various multiethnic backgrounds reflected across the country. The new covers are a part of a new initiative to champion diversity in literature.