A statement released to The Associated Press reads, "These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families." 

The books include "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," "If I Ran the Zoo," "McElligot’s Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!," and "The Cat’s Quizzer." 

"And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" featured a racist caricature of an Asian person, who is portrayed wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl. In "If I Ran the Zoo," two bare-footed African men were featured wearing grass skirts and their hair tied atop their heads.

"The Cat in the Hat," arguably one of Dr. Seuss' most popular books, has also been criticized, but it will continue to be published for now. Dr. Seuss Enterprises added that it is "committed to listening and learning and will continue to review our entire portfolio." 

Source: Vlad/ AP