Reading Rainbow

Season 20 Episode 1

Visiting Day

Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Dec 15, 2004 on PBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • LeVar: Not all of us have experienced what it's like to have a parent in prison, but millions of children have. One out of every forty kids in the United States has a mother or father in prison right now. And they know the happy feelings, and the sad ones, that surround visiting day.

    • LeVar: As emotional as a visiting day may be, it's one of the few ways that kids and parents can keep in touch. And families that stay connected during difficult times have a much better chance of surviving the crisis. But every family is different, and every child who's living without a parent has his or her own way of looking at it.

  • Notes

    • Featured Books:

      Visiting Day by Jackoueline Woodson
      Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live With Their Parents by Janice Levi
      Let's Talk About When Your Parent Is in Jail by Maureen K. Wittbold
      Mom Loves Me From Away by Pat Brisson

    • Because the topic of the episode is about prisons and the criminal justice system, a parental warning is listed at the beginning of the show suggesting the subject may be too sensitive for younger viewers.

  • Allusions