New Dr. Seuss Books to be Edited by a Woke Team

Dr. Seuss, who was posthumously canceled by the woke mob last year, will see his work edited by an ‘inclusive’ team of artists and writers from a ‘diverse racial background.’ The work that will be edited includes a set of previously unseen sketches drawn by the late author. The first two titles that go through this editing will be published next year, for children aged 4 to 8.

This decision was announced by Dr. Seuss Enterprises on Wednesday, the company that was formed shortly after the famed author’s death in 1991 by his family members. Even decades after his death, Dr. Seuss remains a famous children’s author whose books are used widely in schools and households alike.

Some people voiced their disapproval of this attempt to ‘woke-wash’ the works of Dr. Seuss. One such individual tweeted, “Can’t they just make up their own woke stories without ruining the work of a beloved author? Was bad enough when they canceled his books.”The controversy in 2021 was over some of Dr. Seuss’s sketches that were accused of racism by the woke mob. People were clamoring on social media to cancel Dr. Suess, and eventually, Dr. Seuss Entrprises buckled to the pressure and decided to pull 6 books from publication. The removed titles include, “If I Ran the Zoo,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “On Beyond Zebra!” “McElligot’s Pool,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

In some instances, these books got into trouble with the woke crowd for their sketches, such as the depiction of Africans with thick lips and potbellies. In other instances, it was the text that accompanied the sketches that caused controversy, such as “helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant” referring to Asian characters and “A Chinese man Who eats with sticks.” Some of the critics were worked up over trivial things such as the sketch of an Arab man riding a camel. 

The company released a statement on the decision to remove those 6 books saying, “We believed that it was time to take action.” The company further said, “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.”

Traditionally, schools across America include Seuss’s books as part of the “Read Across America Day.” That may soon change with the calls to cancel the books. Even President Biden nixed Dr. Seuss during the annual presidential proclamation on “Read Across America Day” in the middle of the controversy, being the only US President in modern history to do so. 

One of Dr. Seuss’s stepdaughters came to the defense of the renowned author, saying that her late father did not have a single racist bone in his body. She supported the removal of the controversial books though. 

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