LeVar Burton Launches Book Club With James Baldwin’s Novel

FILE – LeVar Burton attends the 70th National Book Awards ceremony in New York on Nov. 20, 2019. Burton launched the LeVar Burton Book Club with the Fable app, described on its website as a means to discover, read and discuss books, and help foster “human connections” and mental health. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Actor LeVar Burton shares his love for reading by launching the LeVar Burton Book Club in partnership with Fable. According to Burton his club is to help build “human connections.”

Burton has been a part of the PBS family’s “Reading Rainbow” and hosts the podcast “LeVar Burton Reads.” Burton chose James Baldwin’s “Go Tell It on the Mountain” as his first Fable choice.

Says Burton, “As a lifelong advocate for literacy, the opportunity to launch my book club on Fable’s wonderful new platform is extremely exciting and timely. This partnership will help foster the importance of storytelling while sharing my love of reading.”

Fans of Burton have lobbied for him to replace Alex Trebek, former “Jeopardy” host.