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Big day! 3 new Kindles arrive!

3newKindlesfavicon I am very pleased to announce the arrival of three new Kindles. Don’t they look great?

I think they’re the best.

This is a big deal. This means that the total Kindle count has gone up to 45, an all-time record.

This means that three more students get to borrow a Kindle, take it home, and have access to 241 good books.

To students, this means that there are “people out there who actually care about us.” (The quote isn’t imaginary. This is what the students actually say.)

Just two days ago, my friends Lesley and Preeti suggested that I should make it easier for people to donate new Kindles. So I did.

And today there were already three new Kindles waiting for me when I got home from work. That’s what I call an impressive turnaround.

I am humbled to announce that Lesley was the donor of one of the Kindles, and Preeti was the donor of the other two. Lesley and Preeti, thank you very much!

My friends are kind, smart — and very generous. They don’t fool around.

Want to join in all the fun? You can, you know. You can buy a new Kindle or donate an old one or buy a book or make a contribution. There are so many choices!

Also, feel free to use the comments section to let Lesley and Preeti know exactly how cool they are. favicon

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Don’t have an old Kindle to donate? Not a problem!

favicon Today I spent a sunny and splendid afternoon with two good friends. They’re big proponents of the Kindle Classroom Project.

One friend, Lesley from Menlo Park, has been a generous donor in the past, plus she’s encouraged her friends and coworkers to donate Kindles as well. Go Lesley!

The other friend, Preeti from San Jose, came to the cafe prepared. She was not fooling around. Why do people have to donate old Kindles? she asked. What if she wanted to buy a new one instead?

Um, er…um. Right! You’re right, Preeti! This is pretty spectacular idea.

Up until today, if you wanted to purchase a new Kindle for a student, it wasn’t too easy. You had to contact me and find out my mailing address and ask which model my students wanted. Why not make the process easier?

Preeti was right, and now it is done.

Go ahead, try it out, click on the box, see what happens! You’ll go directly to the Amazon Kindle page, and if you order one for $69 (no need for a charger), it’ll get shipped directly to me. (Note: Click “This will be a gift” and select “Gift Registry Address” for easy shipping.)

Pretty snazzy. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but that goes to Preeti (and to Lesley, for affirming Preeti’s brilliance).

Will Preeti’s idea send oodles of Kindles hurtling in my general direction? I think so. I will keep you posted.

Update, April 22: This — from the Wishlist — is pretty good evidence, don’t you think? 🙂

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Update #2, April 22: Um, three already? Is this for real? Can’t believe how great this is!

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In case you can’t find this post later or want to refer your friends to this startling development, I’ve also updated the Contribute and Donate Your Kindle pages to reflect Preeti’s idea.

Thank you, Preeti! favicon