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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, Rockefellerreads 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.  

"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."

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.

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