Six Dr. Seuss books are being pulled from publication, the group who manages the late writer’s legacy accounted right this moment, reports CNBC. The announcement got here on Theodor Seuss Geisel’s—higher often called Dr. Seuss’—birthday. He was born on March 2, 1904
The explanation for the discontinuation of the books? Dr. Seuss Enterprises says they’re being pulled as a result of the “books painting individuals in methods which might be hurtful and unsuitable.” Particularly, the six books are being discontinued due to imagery they comprise that represents Blacks, Asians, and others in stereotypical and racist methods. The Dr. Seuss books being discontinued are:
- And to Assume That I Noticed It on Mulberry Road
- If I Ran the Zoo
- McElligot’s Pool
- On Past Zebra!
- Scrambled Eggs Tremendous!
- The Cat’s Quizzer
In a press release, Dr. Seuss Enterprises stated they made the choice final yr after months of consideration. “Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took suggestions from our audiences together with lecturers, lecturers, and specialists within the subject as a part of our overview course of. We then labored with a panel of specialists, together with educators, to overview our catalog of titles,” the assertion stated.
The group added, “ceasing gross sales of these books is barely a part of our dedication and our broader plan to make sure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and helps all communities and households.”
Dr. Seuss handed away in 1991, however in a testomony to the enduring legacy of his work, his works nonetheless usher in tens of tens of millions a yr. In 2020 alone, Seuss’ works earned $33 million. That very same yr Forbes revealed he was the second-highest-paid lifeless celeb.