When A Popular List Of 100 'Best-Ever' Teen Books Is The 'Whitest Ever'

When NPR Books invited audience members to nominate and vote for their favorite Young Adult novels, more than 75,000 responded. The extraordinary outpouring speaks of the passion connecting the books section and its followers.

But in that response also lie the seeds of a defect, for lack of a better term, in the poll. The resulting "Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels" included only two books whose protagonists are people of color, which critics called unjust.

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So the problem is that NPR

So the problem is that NPR needs to elect a new audience! :)

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