LeVar Burton to Publish His First Children’s Book This Fall


This fall, everyone’s favorite bookish TV personality and children’s literacy advocate will take a break from reading other people’s books aloud and (one can only imagine) start reading his own. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, written by LeVar Burton with Susan Schaefer Bernardo and illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher, hits stands October 7.

According to the book’s distributor, it is a 32-page “story designed for parents and kids to read together when facing stressful or difficult situations, and emphasizes the helpers and positives in a child’s world and the value in having friends and family work together to get through tough times.” Can’t go wrong with that.

[via Jacket Copy]