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Scholastic pulls picture book about George Washington's slaves

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The publisher of a controversial children's picture book will pull the book from distribution.
The book titled "A Birthday Cake for George Washington" shows the story of a slave named Hercules, who is tasked with baking a birthday cake for the president.
According to the book, Hercules apparently "takes great pride" in the task he's been give.
Critics say it sugarcoats the issue of slavery; Scholastic admits the book doesn't give enough historical context, and could give the wrong idea about slavery. 
Scholastic says it will accept all returns of the book. 
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