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The Levar Burton Reading List

Across the internet, LeVar Burton recommends these books via his Book Club, Podcast, Books he wrote or that became a movie he starred in, & Faves he mentioned in an interview, etc...
From Wikipedia: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. (born February 16, 1957) is an American actor, director, and children's television host. He is known for his roles as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994), and as host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading Rainbow for more than 23 years (1983–2006), for which he has received 12 Daytime Emmy Awards, and a Peabody Award as host and executive producer of the show.
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
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Parable of the Talents (Octavia E. Butler)
Parable of the Talents (Octavia E. Butler)
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Deacon King Kong (James McBride)
Deacon King Kong (James McBride)
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The Fire This Time (Jesmyn Ward)
The Fire This Time (Jesmyn Ward)
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5
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
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Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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Roots (Alex Haley)
Roots (Alex Haley)
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What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)
What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky (Lesley Nneka Arimah)
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A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
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13
Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare)
Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare)
14
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
15
Go the Fuck to Sleep (Adam Mansbach)
Go the Fuck to Sleep (Adam Mansbach)
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The Golden Apples of the Sun (Ray Bradbury)
The Golden Apples of the Sun (Ray Bradbury)
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Five-Carat Soul (James McBride)
Five-Carat Soul (James McBride)
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How Long 'Til Black Future Month? (N.K. Jemisin)
How Long 'Til Black Future Month? (N.K. Jemisin)
19
Kabu Kabu (Nnedi Okorafor)
Kabu Kabu (Nnedi Okorafor)
20
Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)
Captains Courageous (Rudyard Kipling)
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21
My Ántonia (Willa Cather)
My Ántonia (Willa Cather)
22
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (Nisi Shawl)
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (Nisi Shawl)
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Conservation of Shadows (Yoon Ha Lee)
Conservation of Shadows (Yoon Ha Lee)
24
Paper Menagerie (Ken Liu)
Paper Menagerie (Ken Liu)
25
Slaughterhouse 5 (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse 5 (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Half an Inch of Water (Percival Everett)
Half an Inch of Water (Percival Everett)
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All the Little Live Things (Wallace Stegner)
All the Little Live Things (Wallace Stegner)
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The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami)
The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami)
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29
Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)
Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)
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Enemy Pie (Derek Munson)
Enemy Pie (Derek Munson)
31
Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer)
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Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (Levar Burton)
The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (Levar Burton)
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Aftermath (Levar Burton)
Aftermath (Levar Burton)
35
Chivalry (Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran)
Chivalry (Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran)
36
Unexpected Stories (Octavia E. Butler)
Unexpected Stories (Octavia E. Butler)
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We Are Taking Only What We Need (Stephanie Powell Watts)
We Are Taking Only What We Need (Stephanie Powell Watts)
38
Different Kinds of Darkness (David Langford)
Different Kinds of Darkness (David Langford)
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PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017 (Yuka Igarashi)
PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017 (Yuka Igarashi)
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Fen (Daisy Johnson)
Fen (Daisy Johnson)
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