Captain Underpants author withdraws book over 'passive racism'

Publisher Scholastic says it will no longer distribute The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the FutureCaptain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has apologised for “harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery” in one of his graphic novels for children, which has been withdrawn by his publisher amid a surge in anti-Asian violence in the US.The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, first published in 2010, follows two cavemen who travel to the year 2222 and meet Master Wong, a martial arts instructor. Last week, publisher Scholastic announced that it would stop distributing the book and remove all mention of it from its website, saying it had “the full support” of Pilkey. Related: Dr Seuss 'cancelled'? There’s nothing new about cutting racism from children’s books Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-29 12:33:28 UTC ]
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Read Harder: A Nonfiction Book About Anti-Racism

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5 Books About Complicated Families by BIPOC Authors

Here are five books written by BIPOC authors that each detail the intricacies of different complicated families. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

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Which books make the best gifts? Authors weigh in.

Rumaan Alam, Janet Evanovich and Glennon Doyle, among other writers, are here to help with your holiday shopping. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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'Ready Player Two' author is going on a virtual book tour in 'Roblox'

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Hitting the Books: Widespread DNA testing could intensify American racism

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‘Solutions and Other Problems’ author Allie Brosh talks cats, depressions and the joys of Zoom book tours

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The key to a more tranquil mind? One author argues it’s all about revisiting books from the past.

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