Mar 02, 2021
By Christine Ross
Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist and insensitive imagery.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which manages his publishing catalogue, says it made the move after consulting educators and to protect and preserve the author’s legacy.
In a statement, the company said “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
A study published in 2019 that examined 50 books by Dr. Seuss found almost all the characters of colour were depicted in a racist way.
The books have not been banned, but the company will no longer publish new editions of them.
Dr. Seuss published nearly 60 books and many remain top sellers. They’ve been translated into dozens of languages and are sold in more than 100 countries around the world.
BOOKS NO LONGER BEING PUBLISHED
* And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
* McElligot’s Pool (1947)
* If I Ran the Zoo (1950)
* Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953)
* On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
* The Cat’s Quizzer (1976)