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On Thursday, Mar. 2, Tim Sanders, Jo Willis, Phyllis Williams, and Mike Moore, with the Kiwanis Club of Madison, stopped by Pinetta Elementary School (PES) and read to students, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On Thursday, March 2, the National Education Association sponsors the national Read Across America event: A
nationwide reading celebration. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate throughout the country. Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was born in Springfield, Ma., in 1904, to German immigrants. In German, “Seuss” rhymes with “voice,” but the American pronunciation, which rhymes with “juice,” is what he will forever be known by. He was not a doctor, but added the prefix to his middle name to use as a pseudonym for political cartoons he penned during college.