Get to Know: Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry

Born: June 5, 1919
Died: April 30, 1994
Hometown: Boston, MA
The Book That “Made” Richard Scarry: Best Word Book Ever!
Charitable Efforts: After his death, Richard’s son, Huck, created the Richard Scarry Foundation for Children’s Literacy and Education.
Fun Fact: In 1980, Scarry’s book “Best Word Book Ever” was released as a revised edition to alter images and text and remove potentially offensive gender, racial and religious material.

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