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October, 2011

Writers Changing Lives: A Chat With Ellen Banda-Aaku

October 21, 2011 By

Sometimes, the book that sticks with you isn’t the happy book with a storied ending of love and laughter conquering all. Sometimes, the toughest stories make you fall in love with the power of the written word. It happened that way for Ellen Banda-Aaku, author of children’s book Wandi’s Little Voice and a new novel … Continue Reading →

Meet Worldreader’s New Friends – Charlie, James, and Matilda

October 11, 2011 By

It’s official. Roald Dahl’s well-loved books and classic children’s tales—Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—are now part of the Worldreader collection and will be available to our kids. We ‘ve worked with Puffin, a division of Penguin Children’s Books in the U.K., to get these titles donated, giving Worldreader’s … Continue Reading →

The Tale of Two E-Reader Pilots: Curating Content (Part 2)

October 5, 2011 By

About 18 months ago, before Worldreader even had office space, the team unpacked 20 Kindle 2s, and a handful of children’s books were uploaded onto the e-readers. With ambitious plans sketched out on paper and a lot hope in their suitcases, Worldreader’s Colin McElwee, David Risher, and Mike Sundermeyer flew from Barcelona to Ghana and started … Continue Reading →