A new novel, American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, has won industry praise and accolades for its story of a desperate Mexican mother and son who are trying to reach the United States – and charges of racism and cultural appropriation.
American Dirt: A Novel was released to bookstores last week and has already received major recognition and support:
The heart of the controversy is the claim that the author, who is white but has a Puerto Rican grandmother, and publisher are using the Latino culture and American border tragedies to sell books and make a profit.
As a result of the growing and very public criticism of American Dirt,
Latino public figures and advocates are calling the American Dirt controversy a wake-up call to the need for accurate representation and voice from the Latino community and immigration experience.
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