A school librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, rejected a shipment of books that was donated by first lady Melania Trump, according to CBS Boston.
CBS Boston on Wednesday reported that Liz Phipps Soeiro of Cambridgeport Elementary School turned down the works Trump intended to send.
The White House chose one school in all 50 states to receive a package of 10 books authored by children’s literary author Dr. Seuss.
The initiative was meant to promote education and childhood literacy as part of National Read-A-Book Day.
Soeiro on Tuesday penned an editorial for the Horn Book’s Family Reading blog explaining why her school did not need the donation.
“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in literary science,” she wrote.
“Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,” Soeiro added.
“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,” she told Trump.
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