Marvel has announced a multi-year deal with Scholastic that will introduce original Marvel stories to young readers around the world. The first middle grade story, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, will be published in May 2020.

What’s happening:

  • Marvel has announced a multi-year deal with Scholastic to introduce new original stories featuring Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes to young readers around the world.
  • With a shared commitment to representing all types of characters and stories, Marvel and Scholastic will work together to craft exciting, relatable stories with characters who resonate with the millions of kids Scholastic reaches.
  • Starting in May 2020, Scholastic will publish two new Marvel prose middle grade novels.

  • The partnership will kick off with Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, written by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone.
  • Later in the year, Scholastic will publish an original middle grade series, Avengers Assembly by Preeti Chhibber.

What they’re saying:

  • Sven Larsen, Director, Licensed Publishing, Marvel: “Marvel is always looking for best-in-class partners to develop new and exciting ways to experience the Marvel Universe, and Scholastic is the perfect partner to do this. We couldn’t be more thrilled. As two brands dedicated to storytelling for every kind of reader and fan, the combined strength of this collaboration will be truly one of a kind – with a super power to bring together the next generation of fans through the joy of reading and Marvel.”
  • Sana Amanat, Vice President of Content & Character Development, Marvel: “Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power. As the first title we’re launching with Scholastic, Shuri is the perfect character to highlight this message. She may be a Wakandan princess, but what makes Shuri the ultimate hero is her unique sense of intelligence, responsibility and determination, ideals that resonate with all of us.”
  • Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, Brands and Media, Scholastic: “The Marvel Universe is vast, inclusive and iconic with a great range of multi-faceted characters, and Scholastic and Marvel share a commitment to bringing diverse characters to life. Shuri, Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Squirrel Girl, etc. are all ‘ordinary’ characters with extraordinary powers – and there are a lot of stories to be told!”
 
 

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