I’m glad to talk on…
- How and why to break up with your favorite racist children’s books
- Racism and nostalgia
- Radical children’s literature
- Dr. Seuss
- Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon
- Crockett Johnson, Ruth Krauss
For other possible subjects, please see the upcoming talks and list of older ones.
How to Break Up with Your Favorite Racist Children’s Books (National Humanities Center, 2022)
Was the Cat in the Hat Black? (Talk @ Google, 2017)
Dr. Seuss, Babar, and The Future of Children’s Literature: A Panel with Education Thought Leaders (NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, 2021)
My bit starts at 16:00, but why not start at the beginning? Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas is the first speaker. You’ll want to hear her.
Phil, the Talking Head
Sometimes when I’m on TV or radio, the clips get archived. Here are a few…
on Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to cease publishing six books (March 2021).
On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
On the CBC’s The National
On Detroit’s WDIV (Channel 4)