“‘No-No Boy’: who owns the publishing right?” via Gulf Today

Tracy Brown wrote an article for Tribune News Service concerning the controversy of Penguin Classics’ publication of John Okada’s “No-No Boy.”

Here’s an excerpt:

“Wong says the publication history behind ‘No-No Boy’ is an important part of Asian American history and that Penguin has disregarded that part of its legacy. He also is disappointed that the publisher had not consulted Okada’s family before releasing its edition.

“‘No-No Boy’ is part of my history,” said Wong. ‘It’s part of my career. I worked as hard to get that book published as I worked to get my own book published.'”

Read the article.

Published on 03 July, 2019      |