af21275e87c3a16f5afe315b082559c4_largeButterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high, Take a look, It’s in a book…Reading Rainbow!

If you’re someone who grew up in the 80’s, Reading Rainbow was a television staple. LeVar Burton made sure every kid was interested in books back then. Now he’s hoping to revive the series and introduce a new generation.

Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to bring his show back to the web.

The popular children’s show ran from 1983 until 2006 and continued in reruns until 2009.

Burton’s “Reading Rainbow”€ campaign will create a new version of the show available to any child with access to the internet.

He also plans on offering a “classroom version”€ of the program for teachers and is spearheading a not-for-profit that will give copies of “Reading Rainbow” away to low-income schools for free. The campaign offers various rewards for donating, including potentially getting to wear his famous “€œStar Trek” visor.

“€œSo lets do it this, y’all,” Burton said. “€œTogether we can create and deliver a proven tool for encouraging the love of reading to millions of children. We can genuinely change the world, one children’s book at a time.

” ‘Reading Rainbow’ is back, for every child, everywhere, but you don’t have to take my word for it.”

Watch LeVar’s Kickstarter video below:

To pledge to the Kickstarter, click here.

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  • Chauntelle

    Awwww, memories. Sign me up! And LaVar Burton is as fine as always. :-)

  • ALM247

    He is at $1,123,937! Woo hoo!!