One trait all American presidents have shared is a love of reading. Not so with our current POTUS. He does, however, love to tweet. Which is why we decided to tweet him 20 essential books. One 140-character passage at a time.
To create the reading list, we collaborated with 15 prestigious authors, professors, activists, and journalists, including famed New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University director Kristina Eberbach, Brown University professor and author Matthew Pratt Guterl, and Harvard economics professor and Noble prize winner Oliver Hart, just to name a few.
Users voted to decide which book gets tweeted out next. And donated to show support. One hundred percent of the proceeds went to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. First Book has distributed more than 160 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.
To be honest, the results have been disappointing. As in, he still doesn’t know anything.