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LeVar Burton Promotes Children's Literacy in KC

Photo courtesy Jeremiah Enna.
Photo courtesy Jeremiah Enna.

LeVar Burton, former host of Reading Rainbow, and Shane Evans, a local author/illustrator, teamed up to teach children the importance of literacy.By Susan B. Wilson


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Students from the Derrick Thomas Academy got to listen as both storytellers gave a reading at the Kansas City Public Library. LeVar Burton read his favorite book Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman, and Shane Evans read his most recent book Underground.

Afterwards, they talked with KCUR's Susan Wilson about the importance of reading in their own lives, and how to promote literacy among children.

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