Welcome to the program’s 600th Kindle!
(I love that it’s a Kindle Keyboard, my favorite Kindle model. It’s an elegant design, plus I love the keyboard and the text-to-speech function — and so do students, particularly those with IEPs.)
Kindle #600 goes out next week to a lucky ninth grader in San Francisco.
The Kindle was donated by Susan Orlean, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of The Orchid Thief, which I loved, among other books. (Yes, The Orchid Thief was made into the movie Adaptation, starring starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep.)
Thank you, Susan!
Also, thank you to the entire community of 350+ supporters from across the country who have donated Kindles, chargers, cases, and money to promote reading among urban high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
If you’d like to join in, please do. How about donating an Amazon gift card so students may request books they want to read? The email address is kindleclassroomproject-at-gmail-dotcom.
I have a strong feeling that the best is yet to come!