Librarian declines Melania Trump’s gift of Dr. Seuss books

Among Melania Trump’s favorite books is Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” which she read with her kid, Barron, “over and over” when he was younger. The first girl, who is progressively carving out a public profile for herself, selected the timeless children’s book and 9 other Dr. Seuss titles to send to anelementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in event of “National Read a Book Day.” A librarian at Cambridgeport School declined to accept the gift, criticizing Trump administration education policies and images in the books. Seuss’ illustrations are “soaked in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” curator Liz Phipps Soeiro composed in a letter to Trump on Tuesday.

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