New York Public Library takes a stand against censorship, say targeted Dr. Seuss books STAY

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At least three public libraries in the New York metropolitan area have reportedly refused to succumb to the censorious hysteria surrounding acclaimed children’s book author Dr. Seuss’s celebrated works.

The three are the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library. Combined, the three libraries operate 220 branches and serve millions of residents across the New York metropolitan area.

As with all public libraries, the New York Public Library does not censor books,” New York Public Library spokesperson Angela Montefinise said in a blunt statement to the New York Post.

“In this case, the six titles in question are being pulled out of print by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, so the very few copies we have of these titles will continue to circulate until they are no longer in acceptable condition,” she added.

“In the meantime, librarians, who care deeply about serving their communities and ensuring accurate and diverse representation in our collections — especially children’s books — will certainly strongly consider this information when planning storytimes, displays, and recommendations,” she said.

A spokesperson for the Brooklyn Public Library confirmed to the Post that their copies of Dr. Seuss’s work will also remain in circulation.

Meanwhile, officials at the Queens Public Library “said they are weighing whether to move the books to its reference section but noted, ‘we stand firmly against censorship,'” as reported by the Post.

This welcome commitment to standing against censorship comes amid the nationwide cancelling of six of Seuss’s books over their alleged “anti-blackness” and “white supremacy.”

“The half dozen books by Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, made news this week when the company that publishes the titles for Penguin Random House, said it would no longer publish them,” according to the Post.

“The six books — ‘If I Ran the Zoo,’ ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,’ ‘McElligot’s Pool,’ ‘On Beyond Zebra!,’ ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!,’ and ‘The Cat’s Quizzer’ — have come under fire in recent years due to its stereotypical portrayal of different ethnic and racial groups.”

The pushback has been overwhelming, with conservatives, libertarians and really everybody else but far-leftists warning of the “chilling” consequences of the rapidly growing “book burning” that’s taking root in America right now.

Below is one example from David Limbaugh, the brother of the late Rush Limbaugh:

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On the other side of the aisle are far-leftists like Ezra Klein, the co-founder of Vox. To them, concerns about America’s culture and history being erased are “nonsense.”

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But it’s not just that America’s culture and history are being erased — it’s that they’re being systematically replaced by far-left propaganda.

For instance, according to Jarrett Stepman of The Daily Signal, the National Education Association is now recommending children’s books that are exclusively about “race, gender identity, or various other left-wing causes.”

Some of the books currently being recommended include the following:

  • “Julián Is a Mermaid”
  • “Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card”
  • “We Are Here To Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults”
  • “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You”
  • “Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America”

Apparently, classics like “The Cat in the Hat,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and “The Lorax” are no longer in style …

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Vivek Saxena

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