For many of us, the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel (who we know as Dr. Seuss) gave us some of our most treasured childhood memories.
While books like Fox In Socks and The Cat In The Hat encouraged our imaginations with their colorful, creative illustrations and playful approaches to language, others like The Lorax and Horton Hears A Who taught us important lessons about respecting our planet and each other in ways that didn't make us feel lectured at.
But while The Atlantic outlined that even some of his political cartoons in the 1940s criticizing blind nationalism arguably put him ahead of his time, the truth is more complicated than that.
After all, his habit of depicting members of various races in ways now widely considered offensive caricatures were common practices at the time.
And while that habit has now led the company overseeing his catalogue to discontinue some of his books, it's also clear that the interest of preserving those childhood memories I mentioned has inspired a measurable reaction against this decision.