From the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award
-winning PBS children's series, Reading Rainbow
, this program presents the book by Bennett Hopkins. The book celebrates the geographical beauty of America with a collection of poems describing every region of the country. In the episode, host LeVar Burton meets children from different regions of the country who share features about their home state. Viewers will visit a girl who lives on a Montana ranch and a boy from New York City to learn how being a kid in America is as varied as the 50 states.
The Reading Rainbow programs are designed to encourage children to read by transporting them to exciting, real-life settings. The series introduces kids to interesting new people and places, explores social and cultural issues, and offers a close-up look at the world around them. Its dynamic, fast-paced, colorful animation and hip music entertain and reinforce these experiences, and help children embrace positive reading habits, skills and attitudes.