The visit marked “National Read Across America Day,” which occurs on Dr. Seuss’ s birthday.
“Do you know what is today? It’s reading day. So it’s reading day and I came here to encourage everyone to read, and to just think about books and what you want to achieve in life and just extend your horizon and think very, very outside of the box,” the First Lady told the gathered group of children.
She then read to them from the book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which she said was not only her favorite but also a favorite of her son, Barron.
Of course, the visit didn’t go off without a hitch, and one child refused to give her a hug, but the First Lady was sure to pose for pictures with the children after the reading.
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The First Lady also paid a visit to a children’s hospital while she was in Washington, D.C. for Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress, stopping by Children’s National Hospital on Wednesday.
“Thank you for welcoming me @ChildrensHealth. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the children and families. #GROWUPSTRONGER,” she tweeted after the visit.