Dr. Seuss books are taking over Amazon's bestseller list

O, the places Dr. Seuss books will go after they ignite omstredenheid.

Hierdie week, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that six books penned by the children’s author will no longer be published because of thehurtful and wrongways characters of color are portrayed.
Nou, Dr. Seuss books have soared to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, occupying nine out of the marketplace’s top 10 boeke.
      Geen. 1? “The Cat in the Hat,” gevolg deur “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” en “O, the Places You’ll Go!”
        None of the discontinued books feature on Amazon’s list. So, where did they go?

          Eerste, into the hands of fans

          The six books — “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” en “The Cat’s Quizzer” — quickly sold out from booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & Edele.
          While Dr. Seuss Enterprises has not announced the discontinuation of any other books, fans and collectors seem to be stocking up just in case.
          And it’s not costing them much. “Green Eggs and Ham,” byvoorbeeld, sells for just under $ 5 on Amazon.
          Dr. Seuss books currently make up about half of Amazon’s top 50 best selling books.

          Dan, to the corners of the Internet

          On Amazon, copies ofIf I Ran the Zoostart at $ 939 and climb to $ 5,000.
          The Cat’s Quizzercan be yours for $ 875 — or for $ 1,600, if you can handle a book cover with very modest rubbing.
          One listing on eBayfive of the six discontinued books for $ 2,500 — is averaging 63 views per hour.
          The discontinued books became rare collectibles almost instantly, simultaneously igniting controversy over the enterprise’s decision to cease publishing.

          The books portray harmful stereotypes

          The discontinued books are not quite anomalies in Dr. Seuss’ loopbaan.
          Ever since his days at Dartmouth College, he had been producing racist and anti-Semitic work. Drawing Black boxers as gorillas and leaning into harmful Jewish stereotypes, Dr. Seuss’ history of harm is longer than some may think.
          In 'n 2019 studeer, researchers found that from 50 boeke, nearly all characters of color had Orientalist characteristics — dit is, offensive depictions of Asia and Asian characters.
            Dr. Seuss Enterprises wrote in a statement that it worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review the author’s titles and decide on discontinuation.
            Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” the business wrote.

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