8 changes that were made to a classic Richard Scarry book to keep up with the times. Progress! (upworthy.com)

 

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:

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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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