President Joe Biden has uncanceled Dr. Seuss in his 2022 Read Across America Day statement released Tuesday.
The president’s March 1 proclamation said, “Children’s classics such as Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” have inspired a passion for reading and endless creativity that spans generations.” The statement went on to say that “Today’s stories and adventures are as diverse as the world in which we live.”
Six Dr. Seuss books were canceled by its publishers in March 2021 because they were deemed “racist.” (RELATED: Quotes From Kamala, Obama Praising, Celebrating Dr. Seuss Go Viral During Push To Ban The Book)
Dr. Suess books UNCANCELED in Joe Biden’s 2022 Read Across America Day statement
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The six titles Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. opted to cancel were “And to Think That 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,” according to the Associated Press.
The move by Dr. Seuss Enterprises was highly criticized by conservative leaders and media personalities. Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson argued that Dr. Seuss was as far from “racist” as one could possibly be.