Recently, Melania Trump decided to gift some wonderful books to the children at Cambridgeport Elementary School. Melania wanted to reach out to the kids at the school on the National Read a Book Day.
“Getting an education is perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives,” Mrs. Trump said in a letter to the children who will be receiving books.
However, most people were shocked to learn about the response the First Lady got from the school’s librarian. The school’s librarian, Liz Phipps Soerio, wrote a letter attacking Mrs. Trump.
“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,” wrote Phipps Soeiro.
The librarian’s editorial also criticizes the First Lady’s book selections, which include The Cat in the Hat; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; The Foot Book; Green Eggs and Ham; and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, according to CBS.
“You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature. As First Lady of the United States, you have an incredible platform with world-class resources at your fingertips.”
Many people reached out in support of the letter and to condemn Melania. However, others were quick to support the First Lady and also share their fond memories about reading the famous books.
“Oh well Dr. Seuss for us yeah we always used to read books as kids and have our parents read him to us. We actually had at my sister’s wedding my brother read a Dr. Seuss poem,” said Simon Tyson.
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