Return of Reading Rainbow!

reading rainbowIf you’re an 80’s, 90’s or even early 00’s baby, there’s definitely at least one thing we all know about and loved, Reading Rainbow (bonus points if you remember and can sing the theme song…just take a look….)

LeVar Burton, the actor and longtime host, has set out to help eradicate childhood (and consequentially adulthood) illiteracy, particularly in the nation’s most impoverished and underprivileged neighborhoods. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which raised over $1 million in 24 hours, with the goal of financing a semi-relaunch of this educational and entertaining show, bringing it online and making it more accessible more millions who may need it.

To read more about the goal of this program and to see the great infographic Burton created to summarize his mission, read the whole story on COLORLINES here.