” Burton, L. (2020, February). LeVar Burton on Literacy as the Key to Freedom. Rooted in Reading, 77(5). Retrieved March 11, 2020.”


Arguably one of the most well-known advocates of children’s literacy in the world, actor and producer LeVar Burton believes that learning how to read is the key to freedom and knowledge. His famed television show Reading Rainbow encouraged kids to “take a look, it’s in a book,” and his literacy initiatives such as Skybrary School are bringing more and more books to children each day. Here, Burton shares with EL some of his thoughts about diverse books and the best platforms to reach kids about reading/

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