aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

A blogger took a closer look at four authors (defined as kid-lit, although Aesop is a bit of a stretch) and some of the unpleasant sides of their personalities. The four were Aesop (embezzler), Dr. Seuss (anti-Japanese), Shel Silverstein (wrote for Playboy and wrote songs about marijuana) [full disclosure: I am old enough that I can remember reading a poem of his in Playboy when I was in college], and Frank Baum (advocated wiping out Native Americans).

Read his whole post here.

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