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Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection: The Cat in the Hat; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish; Green Eggs and Ham; Hop on Pop; Fox in Socks (Beginner Books(R))

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Seuss is by millions around the world for the positive values in many of his works, including environmentalism and tolerance, there has been increasing criticism in recent years over the way Blacks, Asians and others are drawn in some of his most beloved children's books, as well as in his earlier advertising and propaganda illustrations. Seuss books will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said.

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If I Ran the Zoo depicts two men, described as being from Africa, wearing grass skirts and carrying exotic-looking animals. And Laura Ingalls Wilder's portrayals of Native Americans in her "Little House On the Prairie" novels have been faulted so often that the American Library Association removed her name in 2018 from a lifetime achievement award it gives out each year. Forbes listed Dr Seuss as the second highest-paid dead celebrity of 2020, in part thanks to multimillion-dollar film and TV deals but mostly because of sales of his books. In 2019, a widely cited study by an academic from the University of California, San Diego and the founder of the Conscious Kid Library, found that just 2% of Dr Seuss’s human characters are non-white, and the vast majority are portrayed in a way that perpetuates racist stereotypes. It made its decision, it said, after hearing feedback from teachers, specialists and academics and working with a panel of experts to review the work of the famous children’s author.Academics have highlighted a Chinese character in Mulberry Street as problematic, due to him being depicted with chopsticks and a bowl of rice.

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Dr Seuss Enterprises said it decided to stop publishing the six books last year but made its decision public on Tuesday, Read Across America Day, an event to promote reading in children and teenagers and aligned with Dr Seuss’s birthday, 2 March. They’ve been translated into dozens of languages and are sold in more than 100 countries around the world.The decision to cease publication and sales of the books was made last year after months of discussion, the company told AP.

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They’ve also pointed out that two African men in If I Ran the Zoo are shown wearing nothing but grass skirts. Dr Seuss’s If I Ran the Zoo depicts two men, described as being from Africa, wearing grass skirts and carrying exotic-looking animals.Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the author and illustrator's legacy, announced on his birthday, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that it would cease publication of several children's titles including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo," because of insensitive and racist imagery. Seuss books, with the NEA often using Seuss books, characters and imagery for the day’s programming and promotions in the past thanks to a longtime partnership with Dr. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles," it said.

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The Cat in the Hat," one of Seuss' most popular books, has received criticism, too, but will continue to be published for now. The books affected are "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo,""McElligot's Pool,""On Beyond Zebra! Seuss books — including "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "If I Ran the Zoo" — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said Tuesday. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, have long been considered canon for children’s literature thanks to their playful illustrations and tongue-twisting rhymes. Seuss Enterprises will no longer publish or license six of the author’s books, including his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937) and If I Ran the Zoo (1950), because of racist and insensitive imagery.Publication of six Dr Seuss books will cease, the company that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said on Tuesday, due to their racist and insensitive portrayal of people of color. The announcement was made on Geisel’s birthday, which is also the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.

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