Young Adult Book Covers Are... REALLY White

I came across this post by writer Kate Hart where she rounded up hundreds of Young Adult books and analyzed their covers and...

Yup. A bunch of pretty white girls.

I hate say that I'm not terribly surprised. Anyone who says we're living in a post-racial society has not been to the library or bookstore lately.

Check out her other stats here. I also especially liked her breakdown of objects that appear on these covers:

Way to go filigree! That's a pretty solid lead you got there.

By the way, how traditionally feminine do most of these objects seem? Flowers, hearts, glitter, necklaces, butterflies, jewels... And we wonder why teenage guys don't seem like they're into reading.