This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.

This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
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Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever is a best-selling children's book from the 60s that helps children broaden their vocabulary and practice counting. It was re-edited to be more inclusive in 1991, but people are just now realizing how forward-thinking those edits wereAlan Taylor, a senior photo editor at The Atlantic, was reading the '91 version to his kids when he noticed that it was different from the 1963 version he was given as a toddler.

This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
1963 version and 1991 version.

He cataloged these differences in a Flickr album, and when you look at all of them put together, it becomes clear that Scarry updated the books with diversity and gender equality in mind. For example:

This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
The kitchen now has both a mother and father working in it.
This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
Hanukkah is now included on the holiday page.
This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
The "Indian" mouse has been removed from the ice cream.
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This famous children's book was updated to be more diverse and less sexist.
Some characters have been feminized.

Your move, Peter Rabbit. 

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