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Rainbow of curse words: LeVar Burton reads a NSFW favorite

Watch "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton read beloved parody children's book "Go the F**k to Sleep" to help raise money for charity.


Warning: The video above contains language that's decidedly not safe for work. Watch at your own discretion.

I am a parent. Like every other parent out there, I've struggled getting my kid to fall, and stay, asleep. "Go the F**k to Sleep," a book written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated in children's book fashion by Ricardo Cortés, is the not-really-for-kids book I want to read to my wonderful yet stubborn child every night as we put him to sleep.

Of course, I don't (and won't ever) actually read it to him because of all the f-bombs in the text, as well as the negative feelings associated with the story. But I certainly read it to myself after the bedtime ritual to wind down, and sometimes think it as I'm rocking him to sleep. Now, when reading this wonderful piece of literature to myself, I'm going to hear "Reading Rainbow" star LeVar Burton reading it to me.

Burton agreed to read the expletive-laden "Go the F**k to Sleep" to help raise money for Rooster Teeth, a production studio looking to raise money to help save kids through video games. The fundraiser is part of Extra Life, a 24-hour gameathon that raised over $5 million dollars for Children's Hospitals around the US over the weekend.

You can watch the video at the top of this post, but again, be warned, it's definitely not safe for work.

(Via The Daily Dot)