I got to spend Read Across America Day the way it’s supposed to be spent — reading to kids. But I also got the added bonus of meeting LeVar Burton, who has been a hero for many moons. Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek … and did I mention Reading Rainbow? My author friends at the event, which was sponsored by the National Education Association, were huge fans as well. We HAD to meet him. We explained this to our hosts, who were equally big fans. It was tricky, given that he was scheduled for two events at the same time. But we caught him on the way out. I think we look quite composed, don’t you?
From Left to Right: Me, Mary Quattlebaum, Erica Perl, LeVar Burton and Calef Brown.
Here’s a photo taken by Kevin Lock from the event: