Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Read Across America
Posted on 03/02/2020
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!Classrooms across the District are reading Dr. Seuss favorites today! Dr. Seuss’s Birthday is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Held annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss Day is a holiday that celebrates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel – otherwise known by the pen name by which he authored children's books: Dr. Seuss. During the 1990s, the National Education Association advocated for a day to celebrate reading all over the United States.

Dr. Seuss
Geisel’s first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” came in 1937. “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Horton Hears a Who,” and “The Cat in the Hat” would soon follow. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 87.

Dr. Seuss

There's no better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading one or more of his books. Maybe try one or two you haven't read before, such as "The Sneetches and Other Stories" or "Bartholomew and the Oobleck." Make sure to include the kids! Dr. Seuss lived an amazing life and his stories touched children and adults across the globe. There are a number of fantastic biographies that detail his long literary career. You might start with "Who Was Dr. Seuss?" — an illustrated biography by Janet Pascal.