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6 'hurtful, wrong' Dr. Seuss books cut by company

March 4, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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While six children's books by Dr. Seuss no longer will be printed because of “harmful and wrong” portrayals of people, the titles will still be available to readers across Butler County for the time being.

The Dr. Seuss books, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I ran a Zoo,” “McElligot's Pool,” “Scrambled Egg Super!” and “The Cat's Quizzer,” will no longer be published, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced in a statement Tuesday.

In the statement, released on Dr. Seuss's birthday, the company said its mission is to support all children and families with messages of “hope, inspiration, inclusion and friendship.” To that end the decision was made to cease publication of those six titles, saying “these books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

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