Known as a producer, actor, director and author, LeVar Burton has made his mark as an social activist and educator. He is widely known as the host of the popular children’s series Reading Rainbow, which recently has been made into a successful iPad app and had its own Kickstarter campaign to promote a return of the show. As an actor he has been in Kunta Kinte, the ABC series Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge. His works carry themes of expanding consciousness especially within racial barriers, which is also notable in his literary work such as Aftermath, his science fiction book. Burton has also been the director of the documentary The Science of Peace, the Disney channel original movie Smart House, and even episodes of Star Trek.