The Power of Story As Told By Scholastic Authors

Mackenzie Cutruzzula  //  Jun 30, 2020

The Power of Story As Told By Scholastic Authors

There’s nothing more powerful than a story to connect us, to help us understand each other, and to build empathy. Scholastic’s Power of Story catalog highlights diverse books for all readers. Find out more and download the catalog at

Below we've highlighted powerful quotes from our authors on the power of story. 

In Child of the Dream, Sharon Robinson writes about her role in the civil rights movement in the ‘60s. Read her take on The Power of Story, and her message for today’s children, here.

Here’s what Tonya Bolden had to say about stories that portray Black resilience and triumph. Check out her Power of Story piece, here.

All Because You Matter author Tami Charles, on the eye-opening journeys books can take readers on.

Inspiring words from Spin author Lamar Giles on the importance of stories of resistance. Read his article on The Power of Story, here.

The Forgotten Girl author India Hill Brown shares why it’s important to write stories so every reader can see themselves represented in books. Learn more, here.

To Andrea Davis Pinkney, hope plays a special role in The Power of Story. Read her essay here.

According to Kacen Callender, storytelling is a powerful magic. Check out their article on how books give readers a chance to learn about worlds outside their own, here


Learn more about The Power of Story, here.