Reading Rainbow (TV Series 1983– )

Season 1998


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1Math CurseMath Curse (5 Oct. 1998)
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2My Life with the WaveMy Life with the Wave (6 Oct. 1998)
Scott Irby Ranier tells a tale of a boy who is followed home by a wave of water after a vacation at the beach, and how he and his family must convince the wave it is better off living in the ocean than in his bathtub.
3Saturday SancochoSaturday Sancocho (7 Oct. 1998)
LeVar attends a rummage sale to observe how people sometimes barter for items when they don't have money to buy them. Josie de Guzman reads the feature story about a girl who follows her grandmother around the farmer's market to trade items to get the ingredients for their weekly chicken stew after they discover they are out of all the groceries they need and don't have cash to buy them.
4When Aunt Lena Did the RhumbaWhen Aunt Lena Did the Rhumba (8 Oct. 1998)
LeVar explores Broadway as he looks at live entertainment options. Lucie Arnaz reads the feature story, about a young girl who decides to put on a show for her aunt, who usually treats her to Broadway play matinees, but now Aunt Lena is laid up in bed following a fall, and she gets depressed because she's missing her stories.
5Work SongWork Song (9 Oct. 1998)
This week's episode is about performance. In "When Aunt Lena Did The Rumba" a little girl puts on her own musical to cheer up her sick Aunt Lena. The Boy's Choir of Harlem shows us the beauty of music through voice. Comedian Peter Patovsky shows how he makes people laugh. Then travel to Broadway for a glimpse of the hit musical "CATS". Books featured this week are "My Mama Had a Dancing Heart", "The Dancing Man", and "The Old Man Who Loved To Sing".