LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is an acclaimed actor, director, educator, and cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary App; former host and executive producer of PBS's Reading Rainbow; and a lifelong children's literacy advocate. He hosts the podcast LeVar Burton Reads, sharing the in best short fiction, and a YouTube Series, This Is My Story, which highlights racism in America. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club with Fable, a new platform for book clubs and social reading with the mission to improve mental wellness. 
 
LeVar starred in the groundbreaking mini-series Roots and in the television series and feature films Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and twenty-seven Daytime Emmy nominations, culminating in twenty-one wins. During its astonishing twenty-six-year run, Reading Rainbow won more than twenty-five awards, including ten for outstanding series and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. LeVar has also been nominated twice for the Spoken Word Grammy Award and won in 1999 for narrating The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
 

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