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WHYY I Like this Book is WHYY’s commitment to promoting literacy in the Philadelphia region by connecting children to each other through literacy in an effort to promote reading at home and in the classroom. The WHYY I Like This Book program seeks to promote an appreciation for lifelong reading and encourages children in kindergarten through twelfth grade to share their thoughts about a favorite book. Finalists are featured in a series of reading and literacy-focused 60-second video spots that air on WHYY-TV throughout the year. These spots explore the motivations behind what interests a child about a book — the topic, the illustrations, the characters, a book that is a family favorite, and how children choose to read what they read. The finalists were chosen from over 2,200 applications received from students in Grades K-12 throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.