Literacy Advocate Levar Burton Holds Reading Event With City Of NOLA and Osmo

Data News Staff Edited Report

Recently, literacy advocate and award-winning actor, speaker and author LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Jeopardy!), hosted a LIVE reading event with Osmo from BYJU’S at the Milne Rec Center in the City of New Orleans.

Burton, who was recently named Osmo’s Chief Reading Officer and partnered with the company to introduce the new Learn-To-Read Program Reading Adventure, spoke about how to create joyful readers and lifelong learners. Burton also discussed his passion for literacy, why it’s so important to his life’s work and what he thinks the future will hold for technological advancements and tools to teach young readers. Burton closed the event with a live reading of his children’s book, “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm” to a room full of 100+ children from the NORD summer camp.

Photo Caption: LeVar Burton reads his children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm to kids at the Milne Rec Center in New Orleans on June 28 as part of his new role as Chief Reading Officer for Osmo from BYJU’S.

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