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

哦, the places Dr. Seuss books will go after they ignite 争议.

本星期, 博士. Seuss Enterprises announced that six books penned by the children’s author will no longer be published 因为 “hurtful and wrongways characters of color are portrayed.
现在, 博士. Seuss books have soared to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list, occupying nine out of the marketplace’s top 10 图书.
      没有. 1? “The Cat in the Hat,” 其次是 “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” 和 “哦, the Places You’ll Go!”
        None of the discontinued books feature on Amazon’s list. 所以, where did they go?

          第一, into the hands of fans

          The six books — “并认为我在桑树街上看到了它,” “如果我去动物园,” “McElligot的游泳池,” “在斑马之外!,” “炒鸡蛋超级!,” 和 “猫的测验者” — quickly sold out from booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & 高贵.
          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,” 例如, sells for just under $ 5 on Amazon.
          博士. Seuss books currently make up about half of Amazon’s top 50 best selling books.

          然后, to the corners of the Internet

          On Amazon, copies of “如果我去动物园” start at $ 939 and climb to $ 5,000.
          “猫的测验者” can 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 在博士. 苏斯’ 职业.
          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, 博士. 苏斯’ history of harm is longer than some may think.
          在一个 2019 研究, researchers found that from 50 图书, nearly all characters of color had Orientalist characteristics — 那是, offensive depictions of Asia and Asian characters.
            博士. 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.
            “停止销售这些书籍只是我们承诺的一部分,也是我们确保为医生提供更广泛计划的一部分. 苏斯企业目录代表并支持所有社区和家庭,” the business wrote.

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