Scarry was an incredibly prolific children's author and illustrator. He created over 250 books during his career. His books were loved across the world — over 100 million were sold in many languages.
Scarry started publishing books in the 1950s, when times were, well, a little different. So some of the details were quietly updated.
Here are eight changes that reflect some of the progress society has made:
And we need changes to keep happening! Kids should be able to read books with same-sex couples and characters who have disabilities, for example, because those are everyday occurrences and books are a great intro to the world for kids.
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