Dr Seuss’ books have not been banned from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS believes this rumor started because March 2 is Read Across America Day. Schools in LCPS and across the country have historically linked Reading Day across America with Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written / illustrated by Dr Seuss. In light of this research and LCPS’s focus on equity and culturally appropriate education, LCPS has advised schools over the past two years not to associate Read Across America Day exclusively with Dr. Seuss birthday. We want to encourage our young readers to read all types of books that are inclusive, diverse and representative of our student community, not just celebrating Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss and his books are no longer the focus of Read Across America Day. That being said, Dr. Seuss’ books weren’t banned; they are always available to students in our libraries and classrooms.