Richard Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic Inc., Calls for an Industrywide Global Literacy Campaign
Richard Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, delivered a call-to-action to worldwide children’s book publishers, inviting them to join Scholastic in a campaign for global literacy for all children. Addressing a group of nearly 500 members of the children’s book industry at the 2010 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Mr. Robinson reminded the group that Scholastic, working with publishing, education and non-profit partners throughout the globe, delivers more books to more children in more places than any other publisher.
“Helping children learn to read, love to read, and understand what they read has been our business, our mission and our driving force for 90 years,” added Robinson after the event. The Company will celebrate 90 years of children’s publishing throughout 2010-2011, drawing together like-minded groups and individuals to promote global literacy for all children. Scholastic was founded as a single magazine for students, “The Scholastic,” on October 22, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, the Company reports approximately $2 billion in annual revenue through its original publishing, school-based book clubs and book fairs, educational technology, international and media businesses.