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Mar 02 2013

ROCKEFELLER HIGHLIGHTS LITERACY AND SCIENCE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

Celebrates Dr. Seuss? Birthday and March into Literacy Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller this week released a video as part of celebrations across West Virginia for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and March into Literacy Month. In the video, Rockefeller – a longtime advocate for science education – reads There’s No Place Like Space! by Tish Rabe, a book that explores the planets and the solar system and is part of The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, with a group of children.

Rockefeller’s recording has been shared with hundreds of schools, preschools, daycares and libraries across West Virginia, including Green Bank Elementary, Colliers Elementary, and Piedmont Elementary in Charleston – a school Rockefeller visited while students connected online with a NASA scientist.

“Reading inspires young minds, and this is a wonderful time to explore the journeys – even through space – that a book can provide,” Rockefeller said. “Dr. Seuss promoted literacy in such a remarkable way. I am thrilled to see so many young West Virginians celebrate his birthday by reading, learning and imagining.”

Video of Rockefeller reading There’s No Place Like Space! can be found here.

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