Dr. Seuss Books That are Leaving, and Why


Sarah Joy Rowley, Staff Writer

Dr. Seuss is a well-loved children’s author in America’s history. However, people have recently argued that some of his books may have offensive content. Due to this recent outcry, Dr. Seuss Enterprises has decided to stop publishing the books that are causing concern. The six books 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. The Cat in the Hat series is also being questioned and receiving a lot of criticism, but Dr. Seuss Enterprises said they will keep publishing it for the time being.

Some people are not very happy about the decision to pull these books from the shelves and stop further publication of them because they are beloved children’s books. Dr. Seuss lived in a time when, unfortunately, racism was a more acceptable part of the American landscape. Now, we are realizing that there might be some things that may have been acceptable in the past but are now no longer so.