Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss in 2017, although President Joe Biden’s administration tried to cancel the youngsters’s creator in 2021.
“Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!” Harris wrote on Twitter on March 2, 2017, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”:
Happy birthday, #DrSeuss! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 2, 2017
The Harris put up on Twitter was revisited after Vice President Joe Biden issued an announcement on National Reading Day, however didn’t point out Dr. Seuss, who was enthusiastically celebrated on that day by earlier presidents.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki blamed the Department of Education for the assertion issued beneath Biden’s signature Tuesday.
“The proclamation was written by the Department of Education and you could certainly speak to them about more specifics about the drafting of it,” she mentioned when requested in regards to the omission of any reference to Dr. Seuss within the annual assertion.
Psaki reminded reporters that National Reading Day existed to not solely rejoice studying however variety as properly.
“The day is also a chance to celebrate diverse authors, whose work and lived experience reflect the diversity of our country,” she mentioned, and added, “It is especially important that we ensure all children can see themselves represented and celebrated in the books that they read.”
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced Tuesday they’d cease publishing six of the creator’s books, after years of complaints that they have been racist.