| February 21, 2011

What’s on Children’s Tablets?


Amos Owusu

As Director of Digital Publishing for Worldreader, I am constantly looking at what our students in Ghana are reading so I can try to get more of what interests them.  What I adore about this job is seeing how complex these childrens’ interests are–I like to imagine them sitting in their homes and exploring the whole world on their e-reader.  This week, I will share with you a series of posts that I’ll call: “Meet our readers”.

Today’s star pupil is Amos Owusu, a student at Kade JHS.  I specifically remember meeting him when I was there in November– he was in the class that created the “e-reader song” that you can see at the end of this video (the song’s lyrics went something like: “E-reader is powerful, yeah! Ghana Power!).   In addition to local content and textbooks, this young man is downloading Investor’s Business Daily on a regular basis, learning all about business worldwide.  But he is also a romantic, and is downloading the free samples of Nicholas Sparks’ Dear John and Jennifer Erin Valent’s Fireflies in December.  More to come soon!