- Gabriel García Márquez (via danny-dvincci)
One of the many truths I learned from him.
melenthius asked: I totally agree that the megastar authors should speak up on these issues. I am confused as to why the YA kidlit scene has been totally silent on their biggest name (the 1 with the successful movie out this year) saying her hero was biracial, swearing to fight whitewashing, & supporting the white actor who played him in the super-successful movie 100% racebending / tumblr / com/post/72271565688/hi-im-a-huge-fan-of-the-divergent-trilogy-and-i-was Makes Green & Rowell look pretty good.
That’s a good question, and I have no answer to it. It’s something I didn’t realize/consider. I’ve read Divergent but that was years ago, so this discussion never even hit my radar. I think maybe that’s part of the problem is that, like you said and like I hope came across in my piece, a lot of these discussions aren’t being brought to the forefront.
This isn’t in a defense of Roth, and I’m hoping this post doesn’t come across as neither a “here” nor “there,” but instead, some further reading/signal boosting. But there’s an interesting post she wrote a couple of years ago about the mistakes she made in writing Divergent, specifically as it came to her portrayal of sexual assault worth reading.
I totally forgot about this.