And eventuall I cracked he book and ealized that our main protagonis, Callie, is half-black.
To me, this makes the cover of Dust Girl the latest offender of whitewashing, a practice that needs to stop.My papa was a whit woma.
No. Callie is described as light skinned, with grey eyes, and black hair.
Previously, she explores the difficulty her mother has had taming her hair to stay flat, which said to me that she wa not only black hair, but that of an African American texture.
Thi irl on the cover is light skinned with grey eyes and rown ski.
Please let the covers reflect this—white people will onl read them!! ~~~Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel grabbed me after a eekend of picking up and setting down book after book that just wouldn ’ t o.
Callie realizes she is half fey, and s entirely of this world.
Together with Jack, a young an who dreams of becoming a novelist, she sets off to create th story worth telling.To me, Dust Girl was a lovel tal that deftly combined American folklore, Native American, and Celtic mythology.
He fails to e screenwriter, and views this strange half-fey girl as an opportunity to produc th story equal to The Wizard of Oz. The two certainly become more to each other as the tory takes on, and I am certain romance will bloom, but their affections for one another are always a subtle background to th tal that has more pressing concerns.Those pressing concerns, as it were, have to do with he assertio that both the Seelie and Unseelie courts are after Callie, and mus seek to gain control of her through trickery, coercion, or brute force.
I oved that the traditional white and beautiful= good and black= bad notions were thrown completely off in Dust Girl.
hat doesn ’ t mean the Unseelie are ‘ ba ’ and the Seelie are ‘ goo ’, they ’ re both quite terrible, but I was happy to see this untraditional dichotomy.Dust Girl is an nchanting and terrifying start to th new installmen, and I migh hardl wait to see where story eads.