Six Dr. Seuss books won’t be published due to racist images, publisher
"These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement.
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The publisher of the popular Dr. Seuss children's books said Tuesday it will stop publishing six of the books because of their racist and hurtful imagery, according to the publishing company.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises said the books including "And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo."
"These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," the company told the Associated Press in a statement.
The company, which preserves and protects Dr. Seuss’ legacy, worked with a panel of educators and experts to review its catalog for racist or insensitive content.
According to their statement, the decision to remove the six books was made a year ago.
Other titles on the ban list include: “McElligot’s Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!" and "The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Mass., on March 2, 1904, has had his books translated into dozens of languages and sold in more than 100 countries.
Seuss died in 1994 but remains the second-highest-paid celebrity after death, only after entertainer Michael Jackson, according to Forbes. Among Seuss's most well known titles are "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat."
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