The mayor of Dr. Seuss‘ hometown is firing back at a Massachusetts school librarian who called the author’s books “racist” and “cliche” in rejecting a donation of them from Melania Trump.
To have a good time “National Read a Book Day,” the primary girl despatched out a set of Dr. Seuss books to 1 college in every state throughout the U.S. The books included, The Cat within the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
After the donation, the Massachusetts college librarian wrote a prolonged editorial for the Horn Book’s Family Reading weblog explaining why her college doesn’t want the books.
“You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature,” Liz Phipps Soeiro wrote. “Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
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The mayor of Springfield, Mass., (the place Dr. Seuss was born) mentioned on Thursday that the feedback of Phipps Soeiro have been “political correctness at its worst.”
He mentioned if Cambridge doesn’t need the books, Springfield will take them.
Sarno additionally praised the primary girl and invited her and U.S. President Donald Trump to go to the Dr. Seuss museum in his city.
The Cambridge college system distanced itself from Soeiro’s opinions.
*With information from Global News