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What the KCP Means to Me:

Pricila | San Francisco, California

Snoopy Readingfavicon When I first started using my Kindle I was in the 9th grade. I thought reading was the worst thing in the world. I kept telling myself that reading was just a waste of time and that it was boring. Whenever I had to read, I would think about it too much, and in the end, I wouldn’t read anything.

Last year when my 9th grade Reading Lab teacher, Ms. Spitz, told us we had to choose a book to read, I thought, This class is going to be the most boring class of all.

But the reality was different. The book I chose was the first book I have ever really enjoyed reading.

Then, two weeks later, I got my Kindle. My best friend and I were really excited about getting Kindles. I read more than 10 books on my Kindle. I read all the books that Simone Elkeles has written and nine books by other authors.

I’m really happy and proud of all the books I’ve read and what I’ve accomplished over the past school year and the summer. I kept my book during the summer and finished two books. I would have read more, but I was busy most of my summer.

Thanks to the Kindle Classroom Project, my interest for reading has grown a lot over the years. I’ve found so many good book in the Kindle Library. In the Kindle Library, there is a huge variety of books—books of all types of genres. I would like to thank Ms. Spitz and the KCP for the opportunity to read on a Kindle. Thank you! favicon

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Kindle Classroom Project reaches milestone: 800 students will read on Kindles this year!

favicon I am very happy to announce that the Kindle Classroom Project has reached another big milestone. The 800th Kindle arrived yesterday. Here it is!

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Big thanks to Liz (Columbia, MD), who donated this 800th Kindle, a new Fire. Thank you very much, Liz! Already a KCP supporter, Liz contributed again, taking advantage of Amazon’s recent Prime Day sale.

Liz’s Kindle is the 186th Kindle donated this year. That’s about one Kindle a day!

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For the first time ever, the Kindle Classroom Project will serve an entire school beginning next month. Every single student at Envision Academy in Oakland will get a Kindle and access to a library of nearly 800 books, plus the ability to request new books, thanks to supporters’ generous donations.

If you’re interested in donating your used Kindle, go to the Donate Kindle page. If you would like to make a cash donation for books, in order to support all 800 students and their reading interests, please go to the Contribute page. favicon