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Today in Legal History: Dr. Seuss Day

Theodor Seuss Geisel, pseudonym Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. The famed children’s book author started out writing political cartoons, and during WWII he even made movies for the US Army. His early political work is little known, and given its controversial content it may be better that Dr. Seuss remain simply the beloved author of The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who.

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day and all across the country it is celebrated by Read Across America. Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, with imaginative characters and rhythmic rhyming verses, have been used to help children learn to read and stay interested in reading throughout childhood. Providing children an interest in and the skills to master reading can help all the young lawyers-to-be prepare for the intense reading load they will have in law school and beyond.

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Celebrate Children’s Book Week, May 2 – 8, 2011!

The Children’s Book Week exhibit features library staff member’s favorite children’s books as well as comments about their selections and little known facts about the authors.  It was created and designed by Donna Turner, Law Library Bindery Specialist, and is located in the 2nd floor of the law library.