Mrs. Cheney read the children Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams,” with its famous line, “Hold fast to dreams.” She asked the children what dreams they have.
“To be president,” Diego Fuentes said.
“That’s a great dream to have,” Mrs. Cheney said. “But I also think that even if you just have a high goal like that, and maybe only get to be vice president, it’s OK.”
The NEH list, part of the “We the People” campaign to get young people interested in American history, includes John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage.