Marvel Comics and Scholastic join forces for a line of books aimed at young readers

Marvel Comics and Scholastic join forces for a line of books aimed at young readers

I’m all about books that are aimed at younger readers. Anything to get kids into reading is more than welcome, and oftentimes these types of books are ideal for everyone. That’s why I love Art Baltazar and Franco’s books so much, for instance, and have really been digging a lot of the DC Zoom books from DC Comics.

Next year, Marvel will team up with Scholastic on a new line of books for young readers, and they’ll be kicking things off with a bang. Up first is a novel starring Shuri, everyone’s favorite Disney Princess, with Shuri: A Black Panther Novel. Also on the slate is an Avengers book titled Avengers Assembly, and those are just the first two titles that have been announced. There are surely more exciting titles to come, so in the meantime, check out the details below.

Per Marvel:

Marvel and Scholastic Team Up To Bring New Super Hero Stories To Young Readers Everywhere

The collaboration will kick off with an all-new Shuri novel in May 2020

New York, NY—September 4, 2019 — Marvel announces 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 2020, Scholastic will publish two new Marvel prose middle grade novels, kicking off with Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, written by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone, followed by an original middle grade series,Avengers Assembly, by Preeti Chhibber. 

“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,” said Sven Larsen, Director, Licensed Publishing, Marvel. “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.”

“Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power,” said Sana Amanat, Vice President of Content & Character Development, Marvel. “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.”

“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,” said Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, Brands and Media, Scholastic. “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!”

More details as we hear them here at Comics Now.

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