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Reading Rainbow Auto-Tuned: ‘A Book Lets You Zoom Through Time & Space’

In the video embedded above, Reader Rainbow host LeVar Burton shares the message that introduced an entire generation of readers to books on PBS: “a book lets you zoom through time and space.

Symphony of Science sound artist John D. Boswell created the short and inspiring video, turning classic Reading Rainbow footage into an auto-tuned song. What was your favorite Reading Rainbow book?

Check it out: “For years, LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow have taught kids everywhere about the power of books and imagination. To this day, the show continues to encourage a love of reading and connect children to the world they live in through quality literature — so they can “go anywhere, be anything.” With this remix, John Boswell has captured those enduring lessons in song — a fitting tribute to an important part of PBS history.”

Click here to learn about Reading Rainbow’s new incarnation as an app. Follow these links to get more advice from Burton’s MediabistroTV interview. (Link via ProstheticPoetics)

Part 1: LeVar Burton on the Future of Reading Rainbow & Printed Books

Part 2: ‘We’re sacrificing our kids’

Part 3: How Science Fiction Influences Technology

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