2020 is about some real shenanigans. Between the brown-face fiasco Jeanine Cummins brought with her American Dirt release and the Barnes & Noble “Diverse Editions” mess, we’ve been facepalming since the new year began.

Flatiron Books tried to both-sides their way out of the Cummins mess with the year’s worst PR statement. B&N took the classier route and just cancelled themselves.

Listen in as we stare agog at the state of modern publishing, and be sure to join us next month when we read the Black literary classic, Their Eyes Were Watching Godby Zora Neale Hurston.

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