whitewashing the alvin ho audio book

The School Library Journal has a good blog entry pointing out that the audio book art for the Alvin Ho kids' books by Lenore Look has been inexplicably whitewashed: Growl. Audio Book Cover Discussion. Midwest Tape has somehow scrubbed out all indication that the book's protagonist, Alvin Ho, is Chinese American. I wonder why. (Thanks, Terry.)

I came across this book a while back, at the airport book store, of all places. I was instantly drawn to the cover, and had to pick it up. It's a great, delightful story that any kid would enjoy. If you get the chance, check out these books and enjoy the awesome illustrations by LeUyen Pham. Forget the audio book.

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