For those of you who missed it, Reading Rainbow was one of the foundations of my childhood TV time. From 1983-2006, Levar Burton and his cast of zany friends cultivated a love of reading by encouraging children everywhere to “take a look” in a book. During it’s heydey it raked in 26 Emmy Awards and 1 Peabody for quality programming.
Reagan Jackson is a writer, artist, YA fiction aficionado, afro-punk, international educator, and community organizer based in Seattle, WA. To read more check out her column in the Seattle Globalist. You can also find her most Wednesday nights at the Rain City Poetry Slam.