People — The librarian at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently turned down a shipment of Dr. Seuss books from Melania Trump, criticizing the first lady’s choices as “a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.”
Cambridgeport Elementary School’s librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro, rejected the books — and explained why in an editorial for The Horn Book’s reading blog.
“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,” she wrote.
“Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
HARDOOOOOO! What an insecure psycho this librarian is. Too good for Dr. Seuss books? Calling the doctor himself “racist propaganda?” What? Listen sweetheart — you’re a fucking elementary school librarian. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Oh you’ve got a graduate degree in library science? That’s wonderful. Cute. Way to go. Cookies for everyone. Hang whatever diploma you want on the library wall but at the end of the day your job is to shush Timmy and Tommy playing Play-Doh too loudly at table 3. That’s it. You’re not shaping the literary minds of a generation. You’re not dissecting careful annotations of Dr. Seuss’s stereotypes with the 2nd graders. And you sure as shit aren’t in a position to be declining book donations from the First Lady.
You shush 7-year-olds and stick to the Dewey Decimal. That’s about it.