publication date: Friday, August 5, 2016 (part of Summer 2016)

category: Literature

clue: This Dallas native confronts the muddy matter of skin color in her novels, quite literally in one sci-fi book.

explanation: Jordan wrote Mudbound about racism and When She Woke about criminals forced to change skin color. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Jesse King


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