What if the main character of your favorite classic book were black? A publisher makes it so

Penguin Random House teams with TBWA and Barnes & Noble to launch #DiversityEditions for Black History Month. During the Pequod‘s last voyage in Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is 58 years old. Physically, he has a prosthetic leg made of whale bone, and a pale white mark or scar that runs from his hairline and down one side of his face and neck.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-02-05 09:00:42 UTC ]
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