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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.

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.