Re "Dr. Seuss goes to Washington," Opinion, Sept. 27
As a librarian I find it ironic that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would choose to read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" in his faux filibuster against Obamacare. The lesson of the book is that one has to be open to trying new things, as Peter Dreier notes in his Op-Ed article.
All of Dr. Seuss' books have a moral. "The Lorax" reminds us that we must all take care of the vulnerable. "The Butter Battle Book" warns us about allowing bullies to flourish.
Few know the author's background. Theodore Geisel (his real name) experienced prejudice during
The good news is that from Cruz's actions, millions of Americans may now read Dr. Seuss' classic works and become aware of their real meanings.
Park Ridge, Ill.
Now that Dreier has spilled the beans on what a lefty liberal Dr. Seuss was, how long will it be before the radical right starts its campaign to defame his books?
Watch out, preschools, they'll be looking at your shelves too.