[Bookreader] help getting e-book content to use teaching English to 6th graders in Ethiopia

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Mon Jan 26 16:58:53 EST 2009

Hello Richard,

For starters, you should update the machines to the 8.2 version of the XO OS :

Those come with a number of ebooks in collections linked from the
Browse homepage.

Other pdf and html books, many suitable for 6th graders:

Some larger collections bundled with their own readers:


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Richard Murray <rmurraygr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>      This e-mail requests some help on getting e-book content for two XO
> laptops I'm donating to a school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
>      My name is Richard Murray.  I'm a retired lawyer visiting Ethiopia for
> two months with my wife, who is helping with some medical projects.  I am
> volunteering to teach English to some sixth graders at a private school in
> Addis Ababa that is funded by the Children's Home Society and Family
> Services in St. Paul, MN.  I brought two XO laptops that I got in late 2007
> through the Get One, Give One program.  They didn't come with any e-book
> content, but now that I am here I think that would be most useful.  There
> aren't many English books in Addis, and those that exist aren't very good
> for 6th graders.  We are making photocopies of the few good books we have
> for use in class.  I would like to show the teachers here how e-book content
> would work with these laptops.  We don't have enough machines for the
> students, but such content might lead them to work to get more machines.
> Can you help?
> Dick Murray
> --
> Richard (Dick) Murray
> 2126 Fremont Ave.
> Madison, WI 53704
> 608-204-0857 (h)
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