Intellectual Freedom: Why I am Keeping Seuss Books

Some of the criticisms leveled at Seuss include the fact that 98% of his books were dominated by white males, or that many of his “foreign” characters display typical stereotypes.

This is absolutely true but looking back in time when I first started teaching in 1967 this was true of most books. I know because I took home books and altered hair, skin etc. color and had a artist friend help me with various eye types so my class books would reflect the diversity of my students.

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