1980s and 90s kids remember growing up to the stories read on Reading Rainbow, and now you can relive a little piece of your childhood to the sound of LeVar Burton’s voice reading stories once again.
The former Star Trek star announced he will be reading storybooks on Twitter three times a week for both kids and adults with LeVar Burton Reads to spread a little cheer during these uncertain times. He currently has a podcast by the same title but said he wanted to create a live, ad-free experience accessible to everyone vie Twitter.
I’ve been busting my brain for about a week now trying to figure out how to do a live-streamed version of #LeVarBurtonReads. I figured that during this difficult time I could contribute by reading aloud to folks who could use some diversion for themselves and their families.
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) March 24, 2020
Burton will live stream stories three times a week, beginning in the evening on Friday, April 3rd at 6 pm PT. Here’s the schedule below:
Mondays For Children: 9: 00am PT/12:00 pmET
Wednesdays For Young Adults: 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET
Fridays For Adults: 6:00 pm PT/9:00pm ET
The first adult night will kick off with Neil Gaiman’s “We Can Get Them for You Wholesale.” With the next reading on Monday, April 7, starting with children’s book he co-authored with Susan Schaefer Bernardo called “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm,” followed by “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman. Jason Reynolds’ “Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks,” will headline the first young adult reading.
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