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It’s time to reach a class set of Kindles

favicon Young people like to read — if they’re given access to good books and if they get to choose what they read.

Even though I believe in libraries and physical books, I’ve found no better way to motivate students to read than by trusting them with a Kindle.

That’s why, ever since beginning The Kindle Classroom Project more than two years ago, one of my goals has been to acquire a class set of Kindles.

Imagine if every ninth grader in a class had access to a Kindle at all times. And what if those Kindles each contained a library of close to 150 good books? What would happen to those students’ reading lives?

With your help, I am hoping to find out.

I’m teaming up with DonorsChoose, perhaps the most committed pro-teacher organization, on a project to purchase 10 more Kindles.

Here’s the direct link: http://donorschoose.org/iseroma.

Please spread the word! Think of someone you know who loves reading, or who believes in education, or who cares about equity. And then challenge them to donate $10. DonorsChoose makes it easy: You can pay by credit card, PayPal, or by clicking on a button that lets you pay through Amazon.

It won’t be easy to fund this project (it’s the largest project I’ve ever asked for), but I figure that the time is now.

After two years of generous contributions from generous donors (friends, family, and total strangers!), it’s time for a big push. It’s time to meet the goal!

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