Scholastic Reverses Controversial Decision, U-Turning for Fall Book Fairs


Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, has chosen to retrace its steps. And a diverse coalition of stakeholders breathes a sigh of relief.

This reversal comes after facing an onslaught of online petitions, a compelling public statement bearing over 1,500 signatures from authors and illustrators, and widespread dissent from educators, librarians, parents, and policymakers.

US Strikes Iran-Linked Revolutionary Guard Sites in Syria in Response to Attacks on US Troops – USA Herald

TikTok Sensation ‘Ina, the Narco Queen’ Murdered in Santiago – USA Herald

Tesla Strikes $100 Million Deal with BP to Revolutionize EV Charging Infrastructure Across the U.S. – USA Herald

The X-Files in Real Life: FBI Agents Investigate Lab’s Quest for Anti-Gravity Technology – USA Herald

The Scholastic collection has critics

Earlier this fall, Scholastic introduced a collection known as “Share Every Story, Celebrate Every Voice.” This initiative included 64 books authored by individuals from diverse backgrounds, including people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and writers with disabilities.