6 Dr. Seuss Books Won’t Be Published for Racist Images

Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday.

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Curriculum Kerfuffle

A federal court in North Carolina denied parents’ request for a restraining order to prevent their son’s school from including the novel “The Poet X” in its ninth grade language arts curriculum. The parents claim the book promotes hostility towards Catholicism. Questioning traditional religion is one of the topics of the book, “yet the same might be said of celebrated authors such as Chaucer, Voltaire, Paine, Twain, or Sinclair Lewis,” the court wrote.

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Torture and Murder

An appeals court in California upheld the conviction of Blake Leibel, a graphic novelist who tortured and killed his fiancee in 2016. The victim, Iana Kasian, died of extreme blood loss after Leibel ripped apart her scalp. The lower court did not err in admitting into evidence one of Leibel’s graphic novels, the appeals court ruled.

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