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Six Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Due to 'Hurtful & Wrong' Images

Six Dr. Seuss books are no longer being published.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises will no longer publish And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo and McElligot’s Pool among other titles after confirming that the images include “hurtful and wrong” character portrayals, Deadline reported Tuesday (March 2).

The announcement was made on Dr. Seuss Enterprises website, following recent scrutiny for past racist and insensitive imagery.

“Today, on Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Dr. Seuss Enterprises celebrates reading and also our mission of supporting all children and families with messages of hope, inspiration, inclusion, and friendship,” the statement reads.

On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer are among the other titles being halted.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” they announced.

The books have garnered criticism in the past already, including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, first published in 1937, which includes a stereotypical depiction of a Chinese man, while If I Ran the Zoo, first published in 1950, was criticized for caricatures of grass-skirted Africans and Asians with the description “eyes all a slant.”

School districts are also reconsidering emphasizing Dr. Seuss books in their curriculums right now. Find out more about it.

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Virginia School System Isn't Cancelling Dr. Seuss For Reading Across American Day; Just Not Emphasizing His Books

A school district in Virginia isn’t banning Dr. Seuss books for Reading Across America day, as previously reported. They’re just not emphasizing them after research into to the author’s past political cartoons.

“Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss,” Loudoun County Public Schools said in its statement, via CNN.

The school district revealed examples of racial undertones in his books, which include “anti-Japanese American political cartoons and cartoons depicting African Americans for sale captioned with offensive language.”

“Given this research, and LCPS’ focus on equity and culturally responsive instruction, LCPS provided this guidance to schools during the past couple of years to not connect Read Across America Day exclusively with Dr. Seuss’ birthday,” the statement concluded.

Reading Across America was established in 1998 and emphasized the importance of imagination and reading among young people. The day has long been tied to Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodore Geisel, has a long history of publishing racist and anti-Semitic work before his children’s books became popular.

“The Cat’s Quizzer: Are YOU Smarter Than the Cat in the Hat?” and “If I Ran the Zoo” are two of his books that feature racism and have been part of studies in education.

The Virginia school system added to their statement that while Dr. Seuss’s books are still available in their libraries, his “books are no longer the emphasis of Read Across America Day in Loudoun County Public Schools.”

“We continue to encourage our young readers to read all types of books that are inclusive, diverse and reflective of our student community, not simply celebrate Dr. Seuss,” they added.

Reading Across America 2021 takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 2.

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The Top Selling Dr. Seuss Book Of All Time Isn't What You Think It Is

National Read Across America Day is here!

The fun holiday, which encourages children and adults to read, is typically held on the school day that is nearest to Dr. Seuss‘s birthday and this year, it’s actually on his birthday, March 2nd!

The famed author continues to sell more books to this day, than anyone else, even 25 years after his passing in 1991.

While your faves are definitely in the Top 10 list, some of the ones which were made into movies like “The Lorax” and “Horton Hears A Who” are not.

The newest Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?”, was just released in 2015.


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