Posted on 04/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amélie Wen Zhao pulled her debut novel earlier this year after advance readers called it racially insensitive.

On Monday, her publisher announced that a revised version of Blood Heir will come out November 19, according to The Associated Press.

Zhao’s first tweet since the January controversy includes a link to preorder the young-adult novel, as well as a statement addressing the situation.

“Through important dialogue that occurred recently, it became clear to me that my book was being read in a different cultural context than my own, so I decided to take  the time to make sure the hallmarks of human trafficking were being incisively drawn.”

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