LeVar Burton has been busy! Not only has the Reading Rainbow host been selected to host Jeopardy, he has a special new gig: his own book club.

Fable, a social reading app that brings members together to discuss books and build community, is launching the LeVar Burton Book Club. Burton will add three books every month to his Folio, one of which the Book Club will read together.

photo: Courtesy of Fable

Starting out, Burton’s selections are exclusively written by Black authors, many of which he has a strong personal collection. The first three include James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On The Mountain, Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward.

Burton shares, “For my first Fable Folio I selected books that have had a tremendous impact on my life. At a time when Black people had very little representation in the publishing industry, Baldwin delivered a debut novel that introduced to the world an essential voice in American Literature. I invite everyone to join me on FABLE as I am both inspired and energized by the opportunity to not only re-read this story but also share my point of view and hear everyone else’s as we read together.”

Access to Burton’s folio is completely free! If you’d like to access his Book Club, where Burton and the community discuss books together, all you need is a Fable premium subscription ($9.99 a month).

––Karly Wood

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