April 24, 2014

Flying Twice as High: Reading Rainbow 2.0 | SLJ Talks to LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton shows his book-themed iPad case to SLJ at the Essex House Hotel, February 6, 2013.

Thirty years after its debut, most of us can still remember every word of the theme song and hum its melody. That’s the legacy of, and the power behind, Reading Rainbow, says LeVar Burton. In this one-on-one interview, Burton chats candidly to SLJ about the reiteration of the brand as a subscription-based tablet app and its anticipated expansion to the Web, children’s literacy, his ongoing mission to create lifelong readers, and his efforts to advocate for access for all kids.