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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