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Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Student Author: Karis M.

Dr. Seuss would be celebrating his 116th birthday on March 2nd. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was best known for being a children's book author who wrote at least 60 books in a matter of 53 years. He was also a screenwriter, director, and animator. He sold over 600 million copies, translated into 20 languages, by the time he passed away.

During World War II, Geisel drew over 400 political cartoons for the New York Times. His cartoons were very supportive of President Roosevelt’s way of handling the war. Geisel won at least four awards in his lifetime. He never had children of his own. He would say “you can have ‘em, I’ll entertain ‘em.” 

Theodor Seuss Geisel tragically passed away on September 21, 1991 at the age of 87. His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean. After his passing, his second wife, Audrey, donated most of their money to Planned Parenthood and the University of California at San Diego Library.

Encyclopedia Britannica. "Dr. Seuss". 27 February 2020.


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