In celebration of “National Read a Book Day”, the first lady sent a box of books to several elementary schools which included her son’s favorite Dr. Seuss classics.

But Liz Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, emphatically declined the first lady’s gift.

Soeiro lashed out at the Trump administration in response and revealed her true feelings—that Dr. Seuss books were rooted in “racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes”, and therefore was abhorred by the first lady’s gesture.

But wait a minute Ms. Soeiro—this is you dressed in the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat costume isn’t it?

This is an amazing revelation, especially in light of the Washington Post’s article which defended this “brave” librarian.

The Washington Post reported:

The first lady, who is increasingly carving out a public profile for herself, chose the classic children’s book and nine other Dr. Seuss titles to send to an elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., in celebration of “National Read a Book Day.”

But a librarian at Cambridgeport School refused to accept the gift, criticizing Trump administration education policies and images in the books.

Seuss’s illustrations are “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro wrote in a letter to Trump on Tuesday.

This has to be news to President Obama who, as recently as 2015, said he was “a big Dr. Seuss fan.”

The librarian wrote that rather than sending books to a well-funded elementary school in Cambridge, Trump should instead be devoting resources to schools in “underfunded and underprivileged communities” that are “marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.”

But this is all too typical of self-glorifying liberals.  No good deed can go unpunished so long as someone is doing something that can be twisted as offensive to their ever-shifting political agenda.

Critics view DeVos, a billionaire who has worked for decades to promote school choice, or alternatives to traditional public schools, as one of the

most anti-public-education secretaries in the department’s history.

Giving the books was part of Trump’s effort to use her platform “to help as many children as she can,” White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.

Those efforts include hosting a roundtable discussion Thursday about the opioid epidemic, including how it affects youths, and speaking at a luncheon on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly about work she hopes to do as an anti-bullying advocate.

The Department of Education chose one high-achieving school in every state to receive a package of books from Trump, according to a statement from the White House.

“Turning the gesture of sending young school children books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere,” Grisham said.

In her letter to children receiving the books, Trump called getting an education “perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives.”

“Your education will be a lifelong pursuit that will sustain and carry you far beyond your wildest imagination, if you will let it,” she wrote. “Remember, the key to achieving your dreams begins with learning to read.”

Despite the fact that the media went out of its way to make the librarian a hero, Soeiro was quickly criticized by the school district.

The Cambridge school system released a statement saying the librarian “was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district,” according to CBS Boston.

“We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes,” the district said in the statement. Representatives from the school system did not respond to requests from The Washington Post for comment.

But the question remains, when did Dr. Seuss become racist?

Well, The Washington Post explains that:

Phipps Soeiro points to recent literature that addresses potential racism in Seuss’s work, including a book by professor of children’s literature Philip Nel that argues Seuss’s depiction of the Cat in the Hat was based on racial stereotypes and inspired by traditions of blackface entertainment.

She also calls Seuss “a bit of a cliché” and a “tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature” in her letter posted on the Horn Book, a publication covering literature for children and adults.

Would sending “Heather has Two Mommies” make her happier?  It appears that this librarian is really grasping at ways to be offended.