Elementary school librarian turns down book donation from Melania Trump

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September 29, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - JULY 25: First lady Melania Trump listens as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a rally at the Covelli Centre on July 25, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio. The rally coincides with the Senates vote on GOP legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

A Massachusetts librarian turned down a donation of books from first lady Melania Trump after being chosen as the state’s National Read-a-Book Day recipient by the White House.

The White House chose one elementary school from each state to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books, according to WhiteHouse.gov

“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,” Trump wrote in her letter addressed to the school.

In a response letterpublished by the Horn Book’s Family Reading blog, Liz Phipps Soeiro, the Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian, thanked the first lady for her donation but said the library has no “need” for the books and ripped Dr. Seuss as a “cliche” choice.

10 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • K.A. says:

    I bet she would have accepted it if the title was “Heather Has Two Mommies”!

  • Navy Bob says:

    Amazing how these folks can demand everything they can “for the children” but then, in true liberal fashion, turn down help FOR THE CHILDREN because of purely political reasons. Had a they refused any gift form Michelle Obama, how quickly would the charge of “racism” be levied against them? Dr. Seuss may be a “cliché” to this librarian, but I bet she has many “cliché” books in her library. And I would bet many of her past students, their parents, the teachers and, more than likely, she herself have read the books. She will probably complain now that they need new books and are being denied them by the Trump Education Department.

  • Jeri Schroeder says:

    That librarian’s letter was beyond obnoxious. Her behavior is a liberal cliche.

  • grandmary42 says:

    Another member of “the resistance !” Anything the Trumps do, they will resist only because THEY don’t want it. Never mind the kids, they’re not important! If I was a parent there I’d raise hell!

  • KKmoderate says:

    Politics needs to get out of schools. Like yesterday. This librarian should be relegated to substitute teaching, now that would be just rewards!

    1. grandmary42 says:

      No, she should be removed!

  • Anouk says:

    I wish this librarian to get lost! Venezuela is the right place for a communist like her.

  • Bonnie Schulte says:

    This takes the cake, so to speak. Every child I know, mine included, enjoyed Dr. Suess books. How stupid of the librarian, in my opinion anyway, to turn down an offer from the First Lady. What did she want, history books telling the kids how wonderful the Libs/Democrats are?? And these are the people in our schools, teaching our young children…Good grief!

  • American Me says:

    Another anti-American left wing democrat?This Librarian forgot that it’s not about her it’s about the KIDS.How dare she turn down theses books?Just goes to show they don’t care about anyone but themselves.

    1. TE Kelly says:

      Do the letters FU Libraian, hit the spot!!!!

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