This is the first of the Dr. Seuss’ books that I plan to read. They have been labeled as “racist.” This book was written in 1947. I was ten years old, an avid reader, but don’t recall this book. My point is that for a book to be published for 73 years proves, to me, that it has been of value to millions of children. It is a great book to spur the imagination—something that I think many of today’s children don’t use. The word “Eskimo” is used on one page. That seems to be the only thing that earns this book the racist charge. My keyword search for Eskimo on the library’s catalog yielded 137 items. If this criteria is used for removing books, there will need to be a good many more lost. The Cancel Culture has become ridiculous. One day I hope we will look back on these days and shake our heads at how stupid it was.

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