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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!


by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who! Meaning

What is this book really about?

Zooming Out

We can't rule out the possibility, though, that Seuss was just making a more general statement about equality. After all, the mantra, "a person's a person, no matter how small" is a good one to apply to just about any situation of inequality.

P.S. Lots of people interpret that mantra as a pro-life message, but the Seuss family was a supporter of Planned Parenthood and Seuss himself apparently threated to sue some of the groups that adopted this phrase for their own purposes (source). So we're not so sure.

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