Reading Rainbow 2.0Remember Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton? Well, it was a TV show on PBS that ran for over 23 years between 1983 and 2006. It encouraged reading among children, won numerous (read: hundreds) of awards. You probably have the theme song stuck in your head right now (if not, let me force it on you: “Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high, Take a look, It’s in a book, A reading rainbow…”). Burton has re-teamed with his Reading Rainbow cohorts and is working on a new App integrating books into the digital world. See this great article and interview with Burton from The Digital Shift.

Burton has some interesting views on education toward the end of the article, and apparently a direct pipeline to U.S. Secretary of Education Ame Duncan.

 

Borrow. Read. Return. Repeat.