[WATCH] Bobby & Liberty ‘Read Across Evansville’ Classrooms
This is the second year in a row that we have not been able to read to students, in their classrooms. We do remember a time when we could pop in and read a Dr. Suess book, and all was well. Now, we can't just pop into classrooms (Thanks COVID) and now, we are limited in the Dr. Seuss books that we can read!
We are living in very sensitive times. I guess the kids might say 'Woke'. We are realizing that some television shows, movies, theme park attractions and books degrade certain cultures. Going back through some nursery rhymes, I would imagine that they are next on the canceled list.
Speaking of canceled, there are several Dr. Suess books that will no longer be printed. Dr. Seuss Enterprises says they will continue to re-evaluate their book collection.
"These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families".
If you happen to have these books, I would carefully pack them away, and think of it as an investment.
- 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
Read Across America has a great selection of books to read, that focus on diversity and inclusion.
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