Doctor Seuss – Political Cartoonist
Yesterday was Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and school children around the Valley took time out of their academic day to celebrate it….What many people don’t know (and this might make a nice addition to the celebration for the older kids) is that early in his career, Dr. Seuss was an uncompromising World War II political cartoonist who didn’t pull any punches when challenging America through his artwork on subjects like isolationism, anti-semitism, racism, and most importantly, on the need for the United States to stand united and defeat its enemies.
Each year on March 2, millions of children nationwide join the National Education Association in celebrating “Read Across America Day,” the day devoted to celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. It is, according to information from NEA, the nation’s largest reading celebration and serves as a prime showcase for focusing the country’s attention on literacy and the importance of reading.
The University of California at San Diego (the source of the above links) has a large collection of Dr Suess’ World War II cartoons here.