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Behind-the-Scenes: First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan Read 'Green Eggs and Ham' on Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Kori Schulman, The White House Blog

The White House - March 03, 2011

As part of Read Across America Day and in celebration of Dr. Seussí 107th Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan spent yesterday morning reading the Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham to elementary school students at the Library of Congress.

Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan stressed the importance of reading to an audience of more than 300 children wearing red-and-white striped stovetop hats, best known from Seuss' Cat in the Hat. Secretary Duncan said, "If you become lifelong readers you can do anything you want to do."

Watch Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan prepare backstage for their joint reading of Green Eggs and Ham:

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