America’s Largest Children’s Book Publisher, Scholastic, Erases Israel from the Map in a New Children’s Book!Submitted by Jawa86 on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 02:51
America’s Largest Children’s Book Publisher, Scholastic, Erases Israel from the Map in a New Children’s Book!
November 13, 2013
The new Scholastic-released Children’s story, “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” about modern investigative journalists on a scavenger hunt in Egypt, is causing a bit of a stir in Jerusalem today.
According to The Times of Israel, the kid-friendly map which features most prominently in the book omits Israel’s existence! In-fact, the map shows Israel’s borders consumed by Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The error was first made public after a Canadian Jewish immigrant to Jerusalem found the discrepancy while reading The Blue Scarab Hunt to her son as a bedtime story!
Adina Golombek said she was “shocked” by Israel’s absence because she wanted to show her seven year-old where they were living on the map in his new book.
She told reporters:
“I wanted to show my son where we lived in the Middle East, but it didn’t say Israel on the map; instead it said Jordan… I showed him the problem and drew in the border of where Israel is today.”