Reading Rainbow Flash Mob with LeVar Burton

In case you weren’t convinced that the entire pop culture world exists in a constant state of waiting for the latest new Autostraddle idea with bated breath: LeVar Burton’s new Reading Rainbow Flash Mob. I know, really shameless shoutout to Autostraddle’s Summer Book Club. It’s cool though, we’re totally into it, and book imitation is the sincerest form of book flattery/book love. Obviously all of us are already signed up forever and ever, and whenever more information becomes available, we are going to flash the shit out of that mob. What about you?

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  1. OMG! I’m so there! I always wanted to be on that show when I was a kid. You know when they have those kids saying ” This is one of my favorite books, and I would like to share it with you!” I wanted to be that kid! I had my outfit ready and I knew exactly which book I would show the world. “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”….sigh

    • I love that book! we made it into a play in 3rd grade and i got to play the wolf! we played reading rainbow videos for our kindergarten class and they loved it as much as i did. good times.

  2. I haven’t seen that show since I was a small child and when I saw the headline I immediately started singing out loud “Butterfly in the skyyy, I can go twice as hiiigh… Take a look! It’s in a book!” It’s amazing how you remember some things forever. That was a great show.

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