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Feb 25, 2019

Where does Dr. Seuss fit in our collection today?  Join me as I wrestle with the contentious issue of racist and xenophobic art by a much loved children's author.


I would like to thank composer Nazar Rybak at for the music you’ve heard today.  


Kindergarten: Story time: (“other stories” in The Sneeches” Too many Daves, What was I scared of?

Tables: coloring "His real name was..."

1st Grade:  Story time: (“other stories” in Yertle the Turtle)  Gertrude McFuzz

Tables: coloring "he wrote 44 books..."

YouTube’s vancemo’s “Books to Music” playlist of 36 Dr. Seuss books set to ukulele music


Brain Pickings: The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

SJL: New Study of Racism and Dr. Seuss

SJL: Is the Cat in the Hat Racist?

The Dark Side of Dr. Seuss

USA Today: Are Dr. Seuss’ Books Racist?

USA Today: The Debate over Dr. Seuss

The Connection between Dr. Seuss, Rosetta Stone and Theo Le Sieg

NYT’s Thing Three: Dr. Seuss, Rap and Racism?

Twitter: Racist depictions of Indigenious people by Dr. Seuss