Do you have a Kindle? Which do you prefer: Kindle or books? Join the discussion. Leave your comments and questions for students in the comments section.
By Mehrab C.
I loved the book “Ninth Ward” because it had a lot of action, details, and also it was intense. For example, when there was a big flood after Hurricane Katrina and Lanesha, Mama Yaya, and Spot were stuck in the attic.
I prefer the book instead of the Kindle because the Kindle is complicated. It’s also difficult and takes a lot of time to flip to the right page.
Loved the Book, Prefer the Kindle
By Melvin R.
I loved the book “NINTH WARD” because it showed me that you never have to give up, even in the last moments.
I prefer reading the book “NINTH WARD” on the Kindle because I didn’t have to flip the pages. Also, the Kindle is smaller and you can hold it in your hands easily and the Kindle allows me to search for words that I don’t understand.
Books are Easier
By Dynalee A.
I enjoyed the book “Ninth Ward” because in the story it gave a lot of detail about what was happening during and after the hurricane. In the book “Ninth Ward” I liked how Lanesha explained and gave details about TaShon’s facial expressions, and how he probably felt lonely. I also liked the way the author described MamaYa-Ya’s passing away. Lanesha was explaining to the reader how she was feeling and what was happening around her.
I would rather use the book than the Kindle because using the Kindle is more work and I had trouble with the buttons. Also, it took a while to find the correct page, so I felt like the book was much easier to use.
By Taylar B.
I idolized the book “Ninth Ward” by Jewell Parker Rhodes because of the description of the setting, and the love between Mama Ya-Ya and Laneasha. I even cherished how Laneasha was the same age as me and went through all those struggles. Especially watching Mama Ya-Ya die right in front of her eyes and surviving the flood with Tashon!
I prefer the book over the Kindle because you have to press a button just to turn the pages when you could just turn the pages yourself when reading a book. The overall experience was magnificent!