Posted on March 2, 2021 at 8:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We apologize for the timing of this news, but remember, we’re just the messenger: six of Dr. Seuss’s sixty-plus books will no longer be published, an announcement that came on the author’s birthday.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement, reported by The Associated Press, that these books “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

The titles in question are McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, The Cat’s Quizzer, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, and If I Ran the Zoo.

While the news came on Seuss’s birthday, the organization said the decision to stop publishing the titles came after months of discussion.

March 2 — Seuss's birthday — coincides with Read Across America Day, but the celebration has pivoted in recent years to focus less on Seuss and more on diverse authors.

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