Behind the Book is testing out kindles in a classroom and we’re asking our students to let us know what they think. Below are five students’ opinions. Do you have a Kindle? Join the discussion. Which do you prefer: Kindle or books? Leave your comments and questions in the comments section.
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By Ashante H.
By Ashante H.
I adored the book “Ninth Ward” because it gave very descriptive details about the setting and events of Hurricane Katrina. It felt like you were in the hurricane!
I’d rather read a book than a Kindle. The book is less complicated than the Kindle. The Kindle is complicated because it takes too long to turn on, and your really waste a lot of reading time trying to turn it on! Also it is hard to be on the same page as other people in a book club. I think we should stick with traditional reading and to not abandon reading books.
By Jade C.
By Jade C.
I recommend kids to read the book “Ninth Ward” because the author Jewell Parker Rhodes inserted a lot of action and details to explain the horror of Hurricane Katrina.I enjoyed the Kindle more than reading the book because of the different features built-in to the Kindle to help me understand the book better. For example, the built-in dictionary helped me search unfamiliar words with ease. Also the buttons on the side of the Kindle make it easier to turn the page. Devices like the Kindle make reading exciting and fantastic.
By Mithila T.
By Mithila T.
I had the pleasure of reading the Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes.This book was based on real events that took place in the past. Through this book i learned how thousands of people survived the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This book shows that with courage and determination you can do anything. I was surprised by the fact that Lanesha was able to survive the flood without Mama Ya-Ya. If I were in her shoes I would have been the first one to give up! After reading this book, I realized that love and friendship are strong powers and it supports you during crisis.In my opinion, reading with the Kindle was much more convenient than reading with a book. One reason why I preferred the Kindle was because i didn’t have to turn the pages and it helped me read faster. Also, the features on the Kindle helped me understand what i read. However there were some things I disliked about the Kindle. There were no page numbers, which made it difficult to find the exact pages if you lost track of where you were. Overall, reading on a Kindle was an awesome experience!
By: Amanda G.
It was a wonderful experience to read the book “Ninth Ward”. This book described a lot about what happened in the hurricane and described the sound effects of the storm. It also had a lot and gave of details on Mama Ya-Ya and how wonderful she was to Lanesha. The characters in the book were courageous and brave. Even though they went through a lot like the storm and Lanesha lost Mama Ya-Ya . They had the will to over come some difficult obstacles, by using inner strength.
For this book we had the opportunity to read both a Kindle and a book. I was pleased to read both the book and the Kindle . I enjoyed reading the Kindle because it was easy to work with and there’s no pages to turn . But the difficult part about the Kindle was the button you press to advance the pages . It was difficult because i easily got lost. But the Kindle is a wonderful reading instrument.
I love the Kindle
By Damien B.
My opinion on the book “Ninth Ward” is that the text really relates to material I watch on T.V. That’s why it caught my attention.For example, the part when they survived the flood reminds me of the show Survivor. Seeing people close to death but surviving is a theme present in both.
I think the book is not better than kindle. Additionally the kindle has more features, for example, a dictionary, the ability to browse the internet and more. That’s why I love the kindle.