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May 24 – L.A. Times May Book Club: LeVar Burton discusses the State of Banned Books

LeVar Burton joins the L.A. Times Book Club

 Wednesday, May 24 · 7pm

ASU California Center 1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90015

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On May 24 actor, author and “Reading Rainbow” founder LeVar Burton joins the L.A. Times Book Club to discuss the State of Banned Books with Times editor Steve Padilla.

Burton also will talk about his new documentary, “The Right to Read,” and season three of “Star Trek: Picard.”

An actor, director and educator, LeVar Burton is best known for his roles as Kunta Kinte in “Roots” and Geordi La Forge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and for hosting the PBS series “Reading Rainbow” for 23 years. Burton’s most recent book is “A Kids Book About Imagination.” He also hosts “LeVar Burton Reads,” a podcast featuring short fiction stories.

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We’re partnering with Arizona State University to bring you this community book club night live from the historic Herald Examiner Building in downtown Los Angeles. You can attend in person or join virtually.


When: May 24 at 7 p.m. PT. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: ASU California Center, 1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. This book club event also is available virtually.

Cost: This event is free, but attendees must register on Eventbrite in advance to attend in person or watch virtually.

NOTE: An RSVP does not guarantee a spot and seats are first come, first served so please plan to arrive early.

Special offer for book club readers: A limited number of spaces are available to tour the renovated Herald Examiner Building before the book talk. You must sign up in advance.

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Q&A: In advance of book club night, please share your questions for LeVar Burton when registering for the event or in an email to

Join the book club: Sign up for the L.A. Times Book Club newsletter for the latest events and book news.

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