Biden breaks with tradition and omits mention of Dr. Seuss from Read Across America Day

President Biden avoided any mentions of children’s author Dr. Seuss in his presidential proclamation of Read Across America Day.

Unlike Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, Biden omitted mention of the author, whose books have faced accusations of containing “racial undertones,” instead only noting that “for many Americans, the path to literacy begins with story time in their school classroom.”

The omission comes after a Virginia school district announced its refusal to celebrate Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel on Read Across America Day, which falls on the author’s birthday, because of a study that showed the books are filled with “orientalism, anti-Blackness and White supremacy.”

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