Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.
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LeVar Burton introduces an appropriate subject for each episode to go with the featured children's book that is read in its entirety. This is followed by suggestions of other books for further reading. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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6 June 1983 (USA)  »

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Радуга-читальня  »

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After the cancellation of the TV series, Burton received the copyright and developed a iOS educational app for Apple mobile devices. In 2014, Burton decided to do a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to establish Reading Rainbow as both an app for Android OS mobile devices and a class reading supplement resource for underfunded schools. The initial goal of the 30 day campaign was $1 million, which was achieved within 11 hours of starting. At the end of the full campaign, over $6 million was raised with the aid of $1 million by Seth MacFarlane who made his contribution when $5 million was reached. See more »

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[Closing phrase]
LeVar Burton: I'll see you next time.
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: A Word to the Wise (2012) See more »

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I am glad this is still on the air!
4 August 2004 | by (Long Island) – See all my reviews

I loved this show as a child. I am a teacher's Aide now for kindergarten students and they watch this show during library! They love it! I am so glad that this show still exists! When I was a child in the early 80s,the media had became a big part of children's lives, and its even more so now. Computers, video games, and fast paste shows, are great but they tend to take children's attention span away, which makes school less enjoyable even for the brightest children. Fortunately, in this show, the media puts children's books to life motivating children to read, which is perfect for children in this technical society! As an education major, I am really glad to have this opportunity to support this show!


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