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Six classic Dr. Seuss books are being taken off the shelves following criticism for their portrayal of Black and Asian people. The business that preserves and protects Dr. Seuss’ legacy made the announcement March 2, which was also the famed author’s birthday.

The books that will no longer be published include: “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.”

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press. 

Dr. Seuss Enterprises made the decision to stop publishing the books last year after consulting educators and reviewing its catalog. 

“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” the statement said.

Along with halting publishing and licensing of the six books, Dr. Seuss Enterprises says they will do more to promote diversity. 
“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 company said.

Written ByHaley Weger

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