American society, Civil War, USA United States of America, Seuss, The Butter Battle, native americans, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Grapes of Wrath, The Sneetches, equal rights, African Americans
Theodore Geisel wrote children's books for adults. Eric Foner wrote a text designed to challenge student ideas about America's progression toward a more inclusive society. Professor Jamieson picked books and movies designed to encourage you to consider the theme of the class--what is liberty and who has it? In a real sense the Sneetches, the Lorax and the Yooks and the Zooks (The Butter Battle) all have the question of liberty at their core. Are the plain-bellied Sneetches free to have picnics on the beaches? Can the Lorax freely enjoy his home and all its creatures? Are the Yooks and the Zooks free to live without fear?
using our reader.