Top 5 Dr Seuss Books in the Hudson Valley, Which Book is Causing Controversy
Dr Seuss is an American author who almost every kid in the United States has been exposed to or had one of his books read to them before kindergarten or the first grade.
While their might not be new books coming out any time soon (Dr Seuss passed away in 1991 at the age of 87) his books are causing controversy this week. Three authors who were visiting the Amazing World of Dr Seuss Museum in Springfield MA, lodged complaints about a mural that was painted on one of the walls. The mural depicted a character from the book, "And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." The image that was causing the authors to be upset is one of a Chinese man who is shown with chopsticks, slanted eyes and a pointed hat.
The museum has agreed to remove the mural, but it is the step daughters of Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) that are asking to keep the mural there. Multiple articles which site the step daughters, say they think that the mural is the perfect conversation starter for kids to be able to discuss what is right and what is wrong with stereotypes.
Top 5 Books Written by Dr Seuss:
- Green Eggs and Ham
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Cat in the Hat
- Oh the Places You Will Go
- Happy Birthday to You
One of my personal favorites, The Butter Battle.
What do you think? Should the mural stay or go?