Dr. Seuss Enterprises announces halt on publishing 6 children's books due to racist, insensitive imagery
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced Tuesday it will stop publishing six titles by the late children's author due to racist and insensitive imagery.
The books pulled from the publishing slate by Dr. Seuss Enterprises include "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" and "On Beyond Zebra." Youth librarians at Stamford's Ferguson Library say the books are a product of their time.
Librarians say Seuss classics like "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" aren't going anywhere, but that they're always looking to add more diverse voices to their collection of children's literature.
The National Education Association holds Read Across America Week every year to coincide with Seuss's birthday. Bridgeport first and second graders got to pick out brand new books, courtesy of the Connecticut Education Foundation.
Teachers say the focus was on books that students could see themselves in.
Forbes listed Seuss as the highest-earning deceased celebrity of 2020 just behind Michael Jackson.