A bunch of Dr. Seuss books won’t be sold anymore after Dr. Seuss Enterprises cited they portrayed people in a hurtful matter.
“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,” the statement read.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
The books in question are: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer.
The announcement, which came on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, noted that the company worked with experts and educators to take a look at their titles. They made the decision to stop selling them last year.
The books reportedly contain racist portrayals of Black people, Japanese people and Jewish people, according to CP24, which referenced a 2019 studypublished in “Research on Diversity in Youth Literature.”