Librarian says no to First Lady

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School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro (pictured) rejected books donated by First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday

A librarian at a Massachusetts elementary school has declined nearly a dozen books donated by Melania Trump,  calling them 'tired' and 'cliche.'

The White House earlier this month announced that one school from each state would receive a shipment of Dr. Seuss books as part of National Read a Book Day.

Along with the donation came a letter from the First Lady, which emphasized to students that receiving 'an education is perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives'.

'Remember,' the letter says, 'the key to achieving you dreams begins with learning to read. Find what you enjoy, anything that interests you, and read about it.' 

'Never stop learning and challenging yourself, and never give up on your dreams,' the letter concludes.  

But Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro, whose school represents Massachusetts in the initiative, said on Thursday that her award winning library wasn't in need of the literature.


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