Holding my Breath: On Macmillian Publishing and the Promise of Change
The ‘American Dirt’ publishing company has vowed, pledged, to increase the presence of Latinx folks. This press release was positively received. The news is welcomed — now I’m here to be negative and rain on everyone’s parade.
Let’s recap: Flatiron provided a seven-figure deal to Jeanine Cummins to write a story, and not just any story, but ‘American Dirt’ — a story about Mexican cartels, immigration, border life, border crossings, and from what I understand a picture perfect…