National Dr. Seuss Day

By: Ace Green, Reporter, Production Manager 

On March 2nd, we celebrate the author, Dr. Seuss; this date being his birthday. Closely affiliated with National Read Across America Week, this day is used to promote reading in small children, much like the author himself. Before appreciating Seuss for his work, it’s important to talk about who he was.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The pen name Dr. Seuss was a reference to his dad pushing him to become a doctor. He was known for publishing a total of sixty books, however, he was also a political cartoonist, poet, illustrator, and filmmaker. Unfortunately, Seuss died of cancer in La Jolla, California on September 24, 1991. 

His top selling books were “Green Eggs and Ham” (1960), “The Cat in the Hat” (1957), and “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” (1960). Many of Seuss’s most well known books were turned into movies. These include, “The Cat in the Hat,” “The Lorax,” “Horton Hears a Who!,” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Despite his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” being rejected twenty-seven times, Seuss never gave up. This perseverance has inspired many young adults today. 

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote several books that our generation was raised upon. He encouraged young children across the nation to start reading with his exotic characters and fun rhymes. Seuss’s stories live forever, and so does his legacy.

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