If you’re an 80’s baby like myself you can sing the Reading Rainbow theme song word for word. The show not only made reading fun it made reading cool. I think everyone was scouring their libraries to the suggested books on each show.
Now the wildly successful show is poised to make a comeback. However, this time as an app. LeVar Burton the T.V show’s original host launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project. In it’s first day the campaign raised $1 million dollars. Now the campaign is closing in on the $2 million dollar mark.
Reading rainbow was canceled back in 09′ when PBS had a change of heart in the way it wanted to teach kids. Check out the video to see LeVar’s reaction after the kickstarter hit $1 million. It’s a great video, “but you don’t have to take my word for it.”