Badger's Parting Gifts
First Aired: April 20, 2001
Death is the topic. The book: “Badger's Parting Gifts,” by Susan Varley (read by Ruby Dee). Also: host LeVar Burton recalls his grandmother (and her sweet-potato pie); dancer Judith Jamison recalls choreographer Alvin Ailey; and youngsters make school projects honoring loved ones who have died.
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- Rating: TV-Y
- Premise: A long-running series that tries to instill the joy of reading in children (the target age is 4-8). It has succeeded, as its Peabody and numerous Emmys and Parent's Choice awards attest. (more)