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US Publisher Recalls Children's Book on Slavery

Scholastic Publishing is recalling one of its children's books from bookstore shelves in the U.S. because, as it said in a statement Sunday, "the book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves." One of the country's founders and its first president owned many slaves during his lifetime. A Birthday Cake for George Washington (written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton) was released earlier this month and was roundly...

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