Seth Udinski, FISM News
In a world where everyone is in danger of cancellation by a vindictive media machine, the tentacles of cancel culture have reached one of the most beloved children’s authors of all time. This past week, six books from the famed twentieth century author Theodore Geisel, better known by his pseudonym Dr. Seuss, were removed by the publishing company that bears his legacy. The removal came after a Virginia school district chose to disassociate with Dr. Seuss.
For over twenty years, many public schools across the country have observed “Read Across America Day,” an initiative that encourages young children to read. The celebration began as a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss, whose books have encouraged and helped thousands of children to learn how to read. The organizers originally chose March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, to be celebrated as “Read Across America Day.” The London County school district, one of the largest in the state of Virginia, has officially discontinued the observance of “Read Across America Day.” Other school districts are likely to follow suit.
The accusers claim Dr. Seuss was a racist and a white supremacist. They say he caricatured non-white people groups in his stories by making them “subservient” to the white characters or to characters that “appear” white. The following six books have been removed from publishing, including Dr. Seuss’ first ever published work, And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street:
- And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
- If I Ran the Zoo
- McElligot’s Pool
- On Beyond Zebra!
- Scrambled Eggs Super!
- The Cat’s Quizzer