The actor explained that so far he’s selected Hoffman and Gaiman’s stories to read, as well as Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds and his own children’s book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm.
“For these times, I want to read things that comfort, things that make us laugh, nothing dark or dystopian,” Burton told CBS This Morning. “What makes a good story to read is the one that you sit down and read by yourself or share with others. Stories have a tendency to bring us together, much in the same way that music does. And this is designed to be an effort, like all reading aloud, that is food for the soul.”
Gaiman is in agreement.
“I love waking up and discovering that this is actually happening,” the author tweeted on April 1. “[LeVar Burton], you are such a Good Thing at a hard time.”
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