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Elementary school librarian turns down book donation from Melania Trump…


It seems that even giving a gift is wrong according to the left as First Lady Melania Trump just recently found out.  A Massachusetts librarian felt it was somehow beneath her to accept a donation of books from Melania after being chosen as the state’s designated National Read-a-Book Day recipient by the White House. National Read a Book Day is observed annually on September 6th.

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Each designated school was to receive 10 books including Seuss-isms!; Because a Little Bug Went KaChoo; What Pet Should I Get?The Cat in the HatI Can Read With My Eyes Shut!; One FishTwo Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishThe Foot BookWacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg; Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!.

According to the press release from WhiteHouse.gov in honor of National Read-a-Book Day, the first lady sent a gift of several Dr. Suess books to schools across the country, one from each state. She also included one of her personal favorites Oh, the Places You’ll Go! stating she and Barron have read it together several times and truly enjoyed it, as a result, she wished to share that joy with others.

Melania stated in a letter to the children about the books they would be receiving –

“Getting an education is perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives. I encourage each of you to take advantage of these special years while you are in school.  Your education will be a lifelong pursuit that will sustain and carry you far beyond your wildest imagination if you will let it.  Remember, the key to achieving your dreams begins with learning to read.  Find what you enjoy, anything that interests you, and read about it.  Every page will take you on an exciting journey….

As I was thinking about your return to school, I wanted to send you a special gift. Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go! is a book my son and I have read over and over again, and one that we want to share with all of you.”

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Liz Phipps Soeiro, the Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian, chose to respond most ungraciously, where she thanked the first lady for her book donation but the library has no “need” for these books and blasted the choice of Dr. Seuss as “cliche.”  Soeiro’s response letter was published by the Horn Book’s Family Reading blog.

Liz Phipps Soeiro

CURRENT POSITION School Librarian, Cambridgeport School Library, Cambridge, MA DEGREE MSLIS, Simmons College, Boston, 2007 FOUNDER Cambridge Book Bike FOLLOW @ReflectLibrary, @Book_Bike, @Cport_Special (Twitter); CambridgeBookBike (Facebook); cambridgebookbike.org; reflectivelibrary.blogspot.com

Soeiro freely spouted her credentials, writing  –

“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. “

She then proceeded to give the first lady a snide dressing down for daring to give a gift to Soeiro’s school library. Soeiro’s tirade left no holds barred citing everything from her denouncement of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her school choice initiative, claiming the case for private school vouchers shows no interest in children to blasting Melania for choosing Dr. Suess for their content laden with hidden systemic racism.

Soeiro stated –

Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes. Open one of his books (If I Ran a Zoo or And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example), and you’ll see the racist mockery in his art. Grace Hwang Lynch’s School Library Journal article, “Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away from Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books,” reports on Katie Ishizuka’s work analyzing the minstrel characteristics and trope nature of Seuss’s characters. Scholar Philip Nel’s new book, Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books, further explores and shines a spotlight on the systemic racism and oppression in education and literature.

I am honored that you recognized my students and our school. I can think of no better gift for children than books; it was a wonderful gesture, if one that could have been better thought out. Books can be a powerful way to learn about and experience the world around us; they help build empathy and understanding. In return, I’m attaching a list of ten books (it’s the librarian in me) that I hope will offer you a window into the lives of the many children affected by the policies of your husband’s administration. You and your husband have a direct impact on these children’s lives. Please make time to learn about and value them. I hope you share these books with your family and with kids around the country. And I encourage you to reach out to your local librarian for more recommendations.

What is “interesting” is that Soeiro felt it necessary to blast the First Lady for what many would deem a thoughtful gesture with sneering mockery and ridiculous accusations of racism while including her own list of books for Melania to peruse, that former President Barack Obama felt Dr. Suess had value.

See book list of politically correct indoctrination included by Soeiro as she snidely attempts to demean and belittle the first lady for daring to give a school library a gift.

According to Obama’s letter for Read Across America Day, March 2, 2016, Obama himself stated –


“March 2 is also the birthday of one of America’s revered wordsmiths. Theodor Seuss Geisel — or Dr. Seuss — used his incredible talent to instill in his most impressionable readers universal values we all hold dear. Through a prolific collection of stories, he made children see that reading is fun, and in the process, he emphasized respect for all; pushed us to accept ourselves for who we are; challenged preconceived notions and encouraged trying new things; and by example, taught us that we are limited by nothing but the range of our aspirations and the vibrancy of our imaginations. And for older lovers of literature, he reminded us not to take ourselves too seriously, creating wacky and wild characters and envisioning creative and colorful places.

Today, and every day, let us celebrate the power of reading by promoting literacy and supporting new opportunities for students to plunge into the pages of a book. As Dr. Seuss noted, ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ Together, we can help all children go plenty of places along their unending journey for knowledge and ensure everyone can find joy and satisfaction in the wonders of the written word.”

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Somehow I think that if these very same books had been sent from Michelle Obama, Soeiro would not have felt the need for a public tongue lashing and instead would have graciously accepted the books with a “thank you” and the spirit with which they were intended. This kind of petty response is exactly the kind of thing you would expect from somebody without a star on their belly. Perhaps Soeiro should read The Sneetches and Other Stories and perhaps put into practice the underlying lesson it teaches.

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