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It'd Be Great if the Kindles Sent to Ghana's Kids Didn't Break

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It'd Be Great if the Kindles Sent to Ghana's Kids Didn't Break

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-27

When Worldreader, a nonprofit organization, sent 600 Kindles to Ghana, USAID found that the devices gave kids there more access to books, better reading scores, and access to international news. The only drawback, it seems, is that a little under half of those e-readers broke.  Gigaom's Lauren Hazard Owen has gleaned the findings from the USAID study, which looked at the effect of Worldreader's year-long initiative to supply Ghanan schoolchildren with Kindles. "Kids learned...
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Author Russell Hoban dies; wrote kids' 'Frances' books, post-apocalyptic 'Riddley Walker'

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Amazon.com said to have sold 8m Kindles in 2010

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Biz Break: Is Yahoo killing Delicious? Plus: Silicon Valley jobless rate rises

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SPIN Magazine Celebrates 25 Years With 5 Great Concerts, Tonight: The National

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Google debuts app creation program for kids

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Jewish Group Boycotts Canadian Kids' Book

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Aussie kids author Wrightson dies

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Feast for the eyes: A baker's dozen of new picture books for kids

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Million-Copy Print Run for Grisham's First Kids' Book

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Amazon Kindles Interest In Content

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A Million Kindles by Thanksgiving?

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Gin Phillips and David Sheff Win B&N Discover Great New Writers Awards

Barnes & Noble announced this afternoon the winners of its 16th Discover Great New Writers Awards: The Well and the Mine, a debut novel by Gin Phillips (Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts), and... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-04

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Reuters - The Bosnian version of one of America's best-known children's bedtime books, "Goodnight Moon," was launched on Thursday to help sick children at a Sarajevo cancer clinic. | Reuters – 2009-02-05

Torre: I didn't violate clubhouse code with my book

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Stone Arch, DC Comics Ink Kids’ Book Pact

Stone Arch Books has reached an agreement with DC Comics to produce a series of illustrated chapter books based on DC Comics heroes. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-01-07

Feiwel, Boughton Rise at New Macmillan Kids' Group

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