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What the KCP Means to Me:

Laurin | Oakland, California

Laurin-KCPfavicon I have had my Kindle for about 2 months and I love it. At the beginning, you don’t know what to read because there’s so much to choose from. Choosing just one book seems impossible — well, it was for me!

I love the Kindle program because it allows you the opportunity to choose among hundreds of books, books that you probably wouldn’t be able to read because you can’t afford them or you can’t find. The KCP is a great opportunity to read a variety of books, from romance to comedy. Any genre you want to read, the Kindle has it.

I really have enjoyed my Kindle, I have been reading series over series since I got my Kindle. My reading speed has increased because of how I have being reading over this month. I have cried, laughed, and even gotten mad when I read, and that is because reading has become such a constant thing that I read many books with different plots. Each plot extends my imagination and allows me to grow as a reader.

I recommend the Kindle to everyone. It’s such a great device. You just get so much enjoyment from just one tiny little thing. Because of the Kindle, my passion for reading has returned, and I am more eager than ever to read as many books as possible in one day. By far the Kindle program is AMAZING. Everyone should try it! favicon

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What the KCP Means to Me:

Lara Trale | Oakland, California

KCP-Lara-Tralefavicon When I learned to love to read, I was a messy and indiscriminate reader: I read anything I could, including tons of crap, and I read it recklessly. I destroyed books–ripped in my rush for the next page, jammed through the sharp teeth of a stuck-zippered backpack, milk-stained from breakfast, and, too often, lost under my bed, sometimes for so long that the story, when finally rediscovered, felt eerily like a long-forgotten dream.

Did you know the Oakland Public Library has a limit to how many books you can have out at once? It’s 40. As a kid, I hit that limit every summer.

I am not trying to write about me, not really, but I think my history’s important here. I, like many of my students, was an exemplary childhood reader. This is no surprise; like most avid readers, I grew up around people who loved to read, who read to me and surrounded me with books. That’s kind of all it takes.

I’m trying to write, though, about the students who don’t like to read, and it’s by looking at strong readers’ histories that I can see what they need: They need a community of readers. They need to see and hear other people taking joy in books. And they need lots and lots of books to read. (And this is tricky, because here’s the thing about teaching emerging readers: You’re going to lose a lot of books.)

The Kindle Classroom Project helps with all of this. The sleek black devices are visible signals that my room is filling with people who care to read, whose book choices are more or less no one else’s business, and who exert constant pressure on one another through the clandestine sharing of the scandalous or infuriating or beautiful passages they’re reading. For my Post Generation reluctant readers, a Kindle’s electronic interface offers the comfortable reassurance of a security blanket. Reading on a screen doesn’t scare them. They try it. And more and more, they’re learning to like it. favicon

Ed. Note: Lara is a KCP teacher in Oakland.

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How has the KCP impacted you?

favicon The Kindle Classroom Project community has grown to include 688 students, 16 teachers, and 315 supporters. That’s about 1,000 people!

It’s time to gather some stories. What does the KCP mean to you? Why are you a part of the program? How has the project impacted you?

I hope you’ll want to share your story! Your piece can be as short as a paragraph or as long as you like. Feel free to be serious or funny or both. I also highly encourage that you include a photograph. Let’s find out what the KCP community looks like!

After you finish your testimonial and click submit, I’ll get it ready for publication on Iserotope. Here’s an example of what your post will look like. (Thank you, Susan!)

Thank you, everyone — students, teachers, and supporters — for thinking about sharing your experiences with the Kindle Classroom Project. The more stories, the better. I hope you come through! favicon

  • A photo of you isn't required, but I would appreciate it very much, plus it'll make your post more personal.
  • Your email address won't be published. It's just for me to be able to contact you.
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9th grader Luz offers her thoughts about participating in the Kindle Classroom Project

favicon One of my goals for this upcoming school year is to encourage students to share with everyone their thoughts about participating in the Kindle Classroom Project.

Please check out what Luz (Hayward, CA) has to say! This selfie video is 30 seconds long.

Let me know what you think in the comments! What would you like to know more about? What should I ask the students next year? favicon