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'Secret Garden' tops First Lady's reading recommendations for kids

Rosalind Helderman

Hey kids, looking for a book for the summer? First Lady Maureen McDonnell might suggest The Secret Garden.

McDonnell is one of 42 first spouses today named Reading Ambassadors as part of Scholastic's Summer Challenge, which encourages children to read four or more books over the summer break from school. In support of the program, Scholastic donates 500 books to a school of the first spouse's choosing.

With her ambassadorship in mind, we checked in with McDonnell's Chief of Staff, Mary Shea Sutherland, to find out if McDonnell might have any recommendations for the kiddies.

And it's the story of British children who find a secret garden hidden behind an ivy-covered wall. McDonnell apparently talked about her appreciation for the book when she was a child while cutting a ribbon at a garden in Arlington recently.

She also recently planted her own vegetable garden at the Executive Mansion, a small garden tucked away behind--wouldn't you know it--it's all own ivy-covered wall.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  May 7, 2010; 5:10 PM ET
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Just curious - do you know which school she selected to receive the books?

Posted by: anon67 | May 8, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

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