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Fourth Grade Superstars Advocate for Seuss

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I love it when kids make adults stop, and think, don’t you?

A group of fourth grade kids from Bookline, MA discovered that Universal Studios was making The Lorax by Dr. Seuss without the central message of the book -- the message of saving our planet.

 

What did these smart students do about it?

 

Organized and petitioned, of course.

 

Yes, they created a Change.org petition asking Universal make the Lorax with the environmental message that Dr. Seuss intended. If the Lorax didn’t “speak for the trees” and if these kids didn't speak for Dr. Seuss, than who would?

And, it worked!!

Kudos to the class' teacher, Mr. Wells, for his excellent leadership of this group of young activists. See more of his classroom here: 

Speaking of Dr. Seuss, do you know his books were passionately political?

In reality, these fourth graders were just following the wisdom of Dr. Suess who wrote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Kids can change in this world. 

Want more inspiration? Read The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews - it's amazing. 

Also, check out this Parenting article, 8 Kids Who Make a Difference in the World.

I'm so inspired. Are you?


What can WE do to help kids become change advocates and leaders?

 

 

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