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Problematic YA book Eleanor & Park still getting a film adaptation




- Eleanor and Park was once again picked up for a film adaptation. Written by Rainbow Rowell, the story takes place in the 80s in Omaha, Nebraska and is about two misfits, Eleanor, a chubby teen girl and Park, a biracial Korean American boy who fall in love.

-Despite its problems on race and fetishization (mostly towards its Korean characters), E&P author Rainbow Rowell is attached as its screenwriter.


A couple posts of why its problematic:
A Review of the Notoriously Racist Novel: Eleanor and Park
The Problem with Eleanor and Park

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Tags: books / authors, not today satan, race / racism, who asked for this
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