Seuss, Dr. (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
Theodor Geisel (1904-1991), better known as "Dr. Seuss," wrote and illustrated more than forty beloved children's books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. His story "The Sneetches" takes place on the beaches, where Star-Belly creatures have bellies with Stars and look down on the creatures with "none upon thars." When a man with a Star-On and Star-Off machine comes to town, questions are raised about what our differences mean, how power is created and sustained, and whether proving our sameness or gaining respect for our differences should be our ultimate goal.
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The Sneetches and Other Stories, written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss (New York: Random House, 1961).
Reading - Short Enough to Read Aloud.
Connection and RelationshipDiversity and DifferenceExclusion and BelongingGender and SexualityJustice and EqualityKnowledge and UncertaintyPower and PrivilegeRace, Ethnicity and CultureSocial and Political Change
What causes division between people and groups?Is difference a problem, an opportunity, a challenge or a gift?Who gets left out and why?What are the causes of injustice and inequality?How do we know or identify privilege?What is racism?