Library illuminates Dr. Seuss debacle

Dr. Seuss books will still be carried at the Iola Public Library. A recent kerfuffle erupted after the famed author's publisher announced it would no longer print six of his books that carried offensive depictions of certain ethnic or racial groups.

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March 4, 2021 - 9:59 AM

Roger Carswell, director of the Iola Public Library, scans the works of Dr. Seuss. Photo by Trevor Hoag

Don’t worry, Dr. Seuss can still be found at the Iola Public Library.

For those wondering why it might be otherwise, on Tuesday, which happened to be Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, his publisher announced that it would no longer print six titles given their problematic depictions of people belonging to certain ethnic or racial groups.

The six books include: “And to Think I saw it on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

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