Marvel and Scholastic have entered into a multi-year deal to introduce new stories featuring Marvel’s characters to young readers.
Marvel and Scholastic will work together to represent all types of characters and stories in exciting and relatable stories.
The new books will start hitting shelves in 2020 when Scholastic will publish two new Marvel prose middle grade novels. The first in the series will be Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, written by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. The second book will be 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!”
Do you have a young reader who will be looking forward to seeing these new books? Let us know in the comments!
Click below to subscribe to the AllEars® newsletter so you don’t miss any of the latest Disney news!