THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS

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Most people know Dr. Seuss as the man behind The Cat in the Hat. But how many know that Yertle the Turtle was modeled on the rise of Hitler—or that Seuss created WWII political cartoons that tackled racism, anti-isolationism and other issues of the day?

THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS reveals how popular children's author Theodor Geisel advocated social change, teaching generations of children not only how to be better readers, but better people as well.  An image from Yertle the Turtle showing nine wide-eyed turtles precariously balancing on top of another as the turtle on top smiles smugly.
One of Dr. Seuss’s World War II-era political cartoons, showing a caricature of Hitler saluting in a milk factory as an elongated cow-like creature with the names of European countries on its back marches around him.

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