LeVar Burton: Digital Devices Can Embrace Storytelling | EdTech Magazine


The former Reading Rainbow host shares the power of storytelling in his life and beyond.

byJena Passut - Jena Passut is the managing editor of EdTech: Focus on K–12.

Before LeVar Burton was Kunta Kinte in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots or host of the long-running and much-loved PBS children’s show Reading Rainbow, he was a little boy watching his mother read piles of books in their California home.

It was that scene that would spark in the actor a lifelong passion for ­storytelling. After completing 26 seasons of Reading Rainbow, Burton is still evangelizing about the power of ­literacy. He travels the country speaking to countless conferences and schools and has made it his mission to turn kids into lifetime readers like his mom.

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