Headline 'proud' of American Dirt as debate heats up

Headline 'proud' of American Dirt as debate heats up

Headline has reiterated it is "extremely proud" to be publishing American Dirt in the face of heated debate whether its story about Mexican migrants, by an American author who is not from the culture, is ethically and practically "problematic". 

Jeanine Cummins’ third book American Dirt, which opens with brutal murder, is about a mother and her young son as they flee across Mexico to escape a drug cartel and their attempt to cross the US border. 

Celeste Ng showed support for an article by author and translator David Schmidt that “pray[ed] the book doesn’t go down in history as ‘the great...

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