Horton Hears a Who - Dr. Seuss
"a person's a person, no matter how small"
Horton Hears a Who! is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Seuss Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and was published in 1954 by Random House.
Horton the Elephant, while splashing in a pool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Horton surmises that a small person lives on the speck and places it on a clover, vowing to protect it. He later discovers that the speck is actually a tiny planet, home to a community called Whoville, where microscopic creatures called Whos live. The Mayor of Whoville asks Horton to protect them from harm, which Horton happily agrees to, proclaiming throughout the book that "a person’s a person, no matter how small."
In his mission to protect the speck, Horton is ridiculed and harassed by the other animals in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear. When the clover with the spec on it, is dropped by an eagle drops into a field of clovers, Horton searches for it till he finally finds it. To save Whoville, Horton implores the little people to make as much noise as they can, to prove their existence. Almost everyone in Whoville shouts, sings, and plays instruments, but still no one but Horton can hear them. The Mayor searches Whoville until he finds a very small shirker named JoJo and carries him to the top of Eiffelberg Tower, where Jojo lets out a loud "Yopp!", which finally makes the kangaroo and the monkeys hear the Whos. Now convinced of the Whos's existence, the other jungle animals vow to help Horton protect the tiny community.
Think about how you can connect Horton's story with your life.......