President Biden apparently removed Dr. Seuss’s recollections of Read America’s Day amid attention to alleged “racial nuances” in bizarre children’s tales.
Read the Day in America, founded by the National Education Association in 1998 as a way to promote children’s reading, is even celebrated on the author’s birthday.
In his presidential proclamation, Biden noted that “for many Americans, the path to literacy begins with storytelling time in their school classroom,” USA Today reported.
But unlike his two predecessors, former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, Biden did not mention Dr. Seuss.
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“Of the 2,240 (identified) human characters, there are forty-five colored characters, representing 2% of the total number of human characters,” according to a 2019 study by the Conscious Kid Library and the University of California, which surveyed 50 of Dr. Seuss books.
Last week, a school district in Virginia instructed its teachers to avoid “associating Reading Day across America with Dr. Seuss,” due to recent research that “revealed strong racial nuances” in many of the author’s books.