Reading & Literacy

Obama Keeps Track of What His Daughters Are Reading

By Mary Ann Zehr — October 20, 2009 1 min read

President Obama keeps tab of what Sasha and Malia are reading, according to a report by pool reporter George Condon of CongressDaily about the president’s visit to a Maryland elementary school yesterday.

Here’s an excerpt:

He asked each kid what he or she was reading. One kid said "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." The president said, "Sasha and Malia loved that. They think it is hilarious."

In addition, the president told students at Viers Mill Elementary School that he had read the Harry Potter books with Malia and thought they were “pretty good.”

Credit: Gerald Herbert/AP

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.