16 Beautiful Books That Feature Black Mermaids

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid — and, unfortunately, the backlash received because the actress who plays Ariel is — gasp! — not white. The casting of Halle Bailey, no matter how phenomenal she is, or how perfect for the role, has some folks clutching their proverbial pearls because how dare anyone promote diversity?! *insert mega eye-roll here*

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