Dr. Seuss on your shelf? These experts share ways to tackle problematic favourites with your kids


‘If you need to do a little bit of homework … [to] better educate your kids, then that is what’s required’ News this week that Dr. Seuss Enterprises will stop publishing six books by the children’s lit icon — titles that “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong” — doesn’t come as a surprise to some book-lovers, but it’s forcing many others to revisit what might have been childhood favourites through a new, more modern lens. Decades might have passed since reading one of these titles, or perhaps there’s a book that you’ve shared with a child in your life more recently, but many are pondering just what to do. Get rid of problematic books? Just skip certain pages? Keep them around and try to explain?

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