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E-readers Help Thousands in Africa Learn to Read

At the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy in Nairobi, 17-year-old Naima Hassan and her fellow high school students sit in class, using an e-reader instead of textbooks. The electronic device, known as the Worldreader, can be loaded with hundreds of books. "I get to learn everything that I want," Hassan said. On a continent where millions of people can't read, there's a chronic shortage of textbooks in many schools, including the girls' academy. "The textbooks...

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