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First Lady Commemorates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

The First Lady reads aloud from "The Cat in the Hat" in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the First Lady read “The Cat in the Hat” aloud at the Library of Congress during the National Education Association’s Read Across America event. She was joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel, and students who all sported red and white hats like the cat from the book. Dr. Seuss would have been proud.

First Lady Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday

First Lady Michelle Obama reads "Cat in the Hat" during the Read Across America event, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., March 2, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

You can learn more about Dr. Seuss and classic children's tales by visiting the Seussville website.