Badger’s Parting Gifts

Distributor:GPN/Nebraska ETV Network and WNED-TV, Buffalo, NY

Part of the Reading Rainbow series, this video explores the way people deal with the loss of a loved one, including host LeVar Burton who shares memories and feelings about his late grandmother. The featured book is an iconographic presentation of Susan Varley’s touching story about an old badger who dies but is remembered fondly by his friends. Enhancing this remembrance episode are interviews with children using handmade artwork to honor loved ones who have died and members of the Alvin Ailey dance troupe who continue to pay tribute to the exuberant spirit of the dance company’s original founder.