North Dakota State Library removes Dr. Seuss book, but not for racist imagery

North Dakota’s State Library has removed a Dr. Seuss children’s book discontinued by the publisher for its racist imagery.

The decision came after Christopher Coen, of Fargo, suggested the library move “If I Ran the Zoo” from the children collection to the adult collection.

The request was the library’s first of its kind in at least 21 years, according to State Librarian Mary Soucie, who convened a committee that reviewed, read and then pulled the book due to its low circulation.