Nine-year-old, Spencer Collins of Leawood, Kansas, thought it a good idea to open his own front-yard library so neighbors could share books, mingle and learn.. Then the government stepped in..
City officials shut down the makeshift library over violating a city zoning ordinance.
Collins loves reading. “It’s kinda like a whole ‘nother world, and I like that.” the boy told reporters. Continue reading
Sad news for literature fans. Reading Rainbow, the PBS childrens’ show that inspired millions of kids to read (including me), has ended. Today’s episode will be its last after an impressive 26 year run.
The show, hosted by LeVar Burton, would profile a new book in each episode, usually accompanied by animation or some sort of adaptation of the work. The show would always end with children reviewing other books. Throughout the series, Burton toured the world, teaching children about other cultures and the literature they read.…