It didn't take me long to realize I had to PRE-READ all Seuss stories, even ones I *thought* I knew well, before actually sharing them with my kids.
@ElieNYC When my oldest was a toddler I read him a Seuss ABC board book I received. After pages AAA and BBB, I scanned ahead to see if K would be handled differently but nah so I stopped. Then I researched him a bit later and stumbled on his especially racist political cartoons.😳
@ElieNYC Did not read Dr. Seuss. Took a look at some of the images. I am surprised it took so long. Why? Even Looney Tunes stopped showing certain cartoons that were nearly identical in nature to the Dr. Seuss images. Their portrayal of BIPOCs *used to be* absolutely horrendous.
@ElieNYC I had a hard time reading any of them after realizing some were so horribly racist. I tried to hide the books we had and donated some to the library but just found a few more tucked away. They should include sidebars and discussion points for parents, as should most Disney films.