Scholastic Pulls ‘Captain Underpants’ Spinoff for ‘Passive Racism’

Scholastic Pulls ‘Captain Underpants’ Spinoff for ‘Passive Racism’

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On Friday, Scholastic Publishing announced that it has stopped the distribution of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey for perpetuating “passive racism.” The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future tells the story of Ook and Gluk, two cave dwellers from Caveland, Ohio, in the year 50,001 BC. When an evil corporation from the future attacks Caveland, Oook and Gluk (along with their dinosaur friend Lily) have to travel to the year 2222, where Master Wong teaches them the martial art of Kung Fu. Then they have to return to …

New Graphic Novels for Young Readers From Marvel and Scholastic

New Graphic Novels for Young Readers From Marvel and Scholastic

Scholastic now has a multi year deal with Marvel to produce Orignal Graphic Novels featuring Marvel characters. The new content will launch the Scholastic Graphix Media line. This launch started with the graphic novels that were released earlier this year, which included iconic characters, Shuri, Kamala Khan. and Miles Morales. Image via Shop. Scholastic According to editor of Marvel’s juvinelle publishing, Lauren Bisom, Miles Morales has struck a chord with fans and how his life experiences, culture, and his inner strength tells that classic coming of age story of Spider-Man. It also makes him an inspirational hero to anyone who …

Joanna Cole, Creator of ‘Magic School Bus,’ Passes at Age 75

Joanna Cole, Creator of ‘Magic School Bus,’ Passes at Age 75

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Joanna Cole, cherished author and creator of The Magic School Bus series, passed away at age 75 this past Sunday. The cause was reported to be due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A former elementary school librarian in Brooklyn, Cole was inspired to create The Magic School Bus based upon her own love for science and a science teacher from her childhood who acted similarly to Ms. Frizzle. Many of Cole’s books received various accolades, making it on the ALA Notable list and winning NSTA/CBC Non-fiction awards. Last month, it was announced that a live-action version of The Magic School Bus …

Coronavirus Shut Down School? Scholastic has a Solution!

Coronavirus Shut Down School? Scholastic has a Solution!

Schools across the nation are unfortunately closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that millions of students will be stuck at home with either their classes on hold or their schools switching to an online class plan. Still, this strategy of staying home can be a bit anxiety provoking.   image via inside schools Despite schools being closed, Scholastic has just launched a program called Learn at Home, where students (particularly children) can continue to study and learn with special “cross-curricular journeys.” According to their website, the company has day-by-day projects that are designed to keep children’s brains stimulated …