This week’s GoodeReader eBook of the Week is for those readers who may not have made up their minds about a which dedicated e-reader is right for them, as this title is available for viewing and reading through a web browser. It also make it perfect for those readers with a tablet and wi-fi access. The best part of this title, though, is it’s only one shining example of how digital reading can be put to use in educational settings, especially for the often forgotten readers that fall in the gaps between the incredible children’s ebooks and the higher education academic e-texts.
Inanimate Alice is an interactive comic series written by Kate Pullinger, Governor General’s Award winning author of ‘The Mistress of Nothing,’ and it has received a lot of attention abroad, including funding from the Australian government for schools to use it. The site is currently also available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish in order to reach those audiences internationally.
“Designed originally as entertainment, ‘Inanimate Alice’ has been adopted by teachers eager to connect with students through media they inherently understand. Created around a high-quality robust text, the content is suitable for the deep-reading and re-reading necessary for academic investigation,” reads the mission statement from its website.
Alice was “born digital” to reach a current generation of readers where they can most often be found…on a screen of some type. She takes readers on a global adventure within the scope of a multimedia experience, all while maintaining a free price point to be an outstanding resource for anyone who works with young or struggling readers.
To check out Inanimate Alice through a browser-enabled device or computer, click HERE and scroll down to the three book covers to select an adventure.