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Scholastic announced on Sunday that it was pulling A Birthday Cake For George Washington, a children's picture book about slaves cheerily making a cake for George Washington, from distribution, to which the world responded, "Wait, how did a book about happy slaves baking a cake for their master get published in the first place?" The book, written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, was released by Scholastic on January 5 and quickly garnered over 100 one-star reviews on Amazon while also becoming the "#1 Best Seller in Children's Colonial American Historical Fiction." Must not be a whole lot of competition in that category.