SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts museum devoted to Dr. Seuss says it’ll substitute a mural that includes a Chinese language character from one in every of his books after three authors stated they might boycott an occasion because of the “jarring racial stereotype.”
The mural options illustrations from the writer’s first youngsters’s ebook, “And to Assume That I Noticed It on Mulberry Road.”
The museum, which is situated within the writer’s hometown of Springfield, stated Thursday that the mural can be changed by pictures from later books.
Three youngsters’s authors declined an invite to the museum’s inaugural Youngsters’s Literature Pageant, which was set for Oct. 14 earlier than being canceled. After the museum provided to take down the mural, the authors stated they might attend, however the museum has not stated if the pageant is again on.