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What were the parts of each of the six Seuss books that ceased publication in March 2021 that were problematic?

The decision seems to have been made primarily because the books contained stereotyped, caricatured characters of color. The Cat's Quizzer includes the offensive term "a Japanese" in "...
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What was Dr. Seuss's intended message in "Horton Hears a Who"?

The reason he wrote it is very interesting. He thought of the "person's a person, no matter how small"from his experiences in post-war Japan. He had drawn anti-Japanese cartoons during the war, and ...
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How to scan the "Clark" poem from "One Fish, Two Fish"?

The rhythm of this poem is accentual dimeter: that is, it has two stresses per line, and an irregular complement of unstressed syllables. I read it like this, treating the second and third lines as if ...
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Why were "Daisy-Head Mayzie" and "My Many Colored Days" not published until after Dr. Seuss's death?

For My Many Coloured Days, probably because he didn't find a good enough illustrator. My Many Coloured Days, apparently the only posthumously published Seuss work to be written entirely by the man ...
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