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An Update from Scholastic on U.S. Book Fairs


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This fall, we made changes in our U.S. elementary school fairs out of concern for our Book Fair hosts. In doing this, we offered a collection of books to supplement the diverse collection of titles already available at the Scholastic Book Fair. We understand now that the separate nature of the collection has caused confusion and feelings of exclusion.

We are working across Scholastic to find a better way. TheShare Every Story, Celebrate Every Voicecollection will not be offered with our next season in January. As we reconsider how to make our Book Fairs available to all kids, we will keep in mind the needs of our educators facing local content restrictions and the children we serve.

It is unsettling that the current divisive landscape in the U.S. is creating an environment that could deny any child access to books, or that teachers could be penalized for creating access to all stories for their students.

By listening to those who share our mission we have successfully piloted our way through past difficult periods, and we will do so successfully again.


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