A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Richard Robinson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scholastic Inc.
Mr. Robinson has been President of Scholastic since 1974 and CEO since 1975 and was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board in 1982, succeeding his father, M.R. Robinson, who founded Scholastic in 1920 with a single classroom magazine, The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic. Under Mr. Robinson’s leadership, Scholastic has become the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books in the world and a leader in educational technology and children’s media, with such well known brands as Harry Potter, Clifford the Big Red Dog®, The 39 Clues®, The Magic School Bus®, Goosebumps® and many others.
Scholastic has also expanded its business internationally and continues to nurture its relationships with teachers, school leaders and librarians throughout the U.S. and the world through its well-known Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs and online at www.scholastic.com. The company’s groundbreaking reading intervention program READ 180® set the industry standard for use of proven technology in classrooms, and Scholastic continues to build on its strong position with other research-based technology programs such as System 44™, FASTT Math™ and Bookflix™.
Today Scholastic has nearly 10,000 employees worldwide with operations in more than 16 countries around the globe and annual revenue of about $2 billion. Last year the company celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a global literacy campaign, which is built around the Scholastic Reading Bill of Rights, a declaration that all children deserve access to the books and reading instruction that will equip them to read both for information and for inspiration and will prepare them to succeed in the 21st Century.