American Public Media takes note March 2 of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, otherwise known as Theodor “Ted” Geisel, considered by many the most beloved children’s book writer in history. Geisel, a Dartmouth graduate of the Class of 1925, died in 1991.
Geisel, who majored in English while an undergraduate at Dartmouth, holds the record among best-selling children’s book writers, American Public Media notes, and is famous for revolutionizing the way children learned to read with The Cat in the Hat and his many other books.
In April 2012, the Dartmouth Medical School was renamed The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel.
Read the full story, published 3/2/13 in American Public Media’s The Writer’s Almanac With Garrison Keillor.