Barnes & Noble to launch sales of classic novels with new covers promoting diversity

Barnes & Noble to launch sales of classic novels with new covers promoting diversity

[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

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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.

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