Popular children’s author has book canceled over ‘passive racism’

The author said the book ‘was intended to showcase diversity, equality, and non-violent conflict resolution’

Children’s publisher Scholastic announced they have immediately stopped the sale and distribution of a book over allegations of “passive racism.”

Scholastic announced last week they would immediately stop distribution of “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk,” a book originally published in 2010.

The book was written by Dav Pilkey, who is known for writing “Captain Underpants” and “Dog Man,” two wildly successful children’s book series that have sold more than 100 million copies.