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The Seuss Post

Yesterday Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that six Seuss books would cease to be published.

My opinion? It’s a good move.

If you’re upset, please take a look at those books. They’re ROUGH. Stereotypes and racist caricatures abound. They contain stuff that as a school librarian I don’t feel comfortable sharing with kids – so I don’t.

The hope is that we make progress as a society, right? We try to learn and get better and move forward. To me, that’s all there is to it, and that’s what’s happening here.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.