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Scholastic partners with We Need Diverse Books to promote 75 titles

In the US, Scholastic and youth literature advocacy organisation We Need Diverse Books have released a special edition Scholastic Reading Club flyer for grades four-to-eight, featuring 75 books with ‘diverse characters and storylines’, reports Shelf Awareness. The specially curated flyer includes titles from multiple publishers and aims to promote ‘a wide variety of titles highlighting important themes about race and ethnicity, multiculturalism, different religions, LGBTQ stories, individuals with disabilities and more’, with additional titles not included on the flyer to be made available on the Scholastic Reading Club website. Scholastic Reading Club editorial director Ann Marie Wong said in a statement that the goal of the flyer, which will be distributed to more than 100,000 classrooms and 2.5 million students in the US, was to ‘reflect the world as it is: filled with stories and experiences as diverse as you find in American classrooms today’. We Need Diverse Books vice-president of librarian services Dhonielle Clayton said the organisation was ‘thrilled to partner with Scholastic on the Reading Club flyer, and to help all kids find both mirrors of their own experiences and windows into the experiences of others’. For more information on the flyer, visit the Scholastic blog here.


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