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Reader of the Week – Gideon Ndongo

This week’s Reader of the Week is in the library every day checking out a new book. He is shown here wearing his library card on his shirt. My school is so large that my talented colleague came up with the idea to have learners who are interested in borrowing books get a library card. This has helped us keep the books accounted for and volume levels reasonable. Anyone can get a card but their parents must sign a permission slip.  Learners are proud to have a library card.

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Gideon Ndongo, Grade 6, 12 years old

Mother Tongue: Nyemba

What do you love about books?

I like to learn and read in English. It helps me.

What is your favourite book or author and why?

My favourite book is Way to Go, Alex! Written by Robin Pulver. I like it because it is good, it inspires me.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

I want to know how to read the story.  I also just want to know a lot of stories.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

Books like The Three Little Pigs. Books like that help you learn how to read.

What are some of your goals and dreams?What do you want people in America to know about Namibia?

My goal is to learn and finish school. I want people in America to know that Gideon can read.

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Reader of the Week – Gaseb Habakkuk, Grade 6

A few months ago on Facebook I posted a picture of this learner. He’s in grade 6 and checks out high school level books from our library. He always comes to the library with a great attitude and a smile on his face.

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Gaseb Habakkuk, Reader of the Week, Grade 6, 12 years old

Mother Tongue: Herero

What do you love about books?

They teach me a lot of things. They improve my knowledge and upgrade my brain with a lot of details. I love everything about books.

What is your favourite book or author and why?

My favourite book is the big physical science book at our school library because it teaches me about body parts, how to build mechanical things and gives me more information. My favourite author is Edward Teller.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

When I look at a book I see knowledge flowing through my brain. What interests me is when I read a specific book it makes me want to continue the whole book.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

Science books, especially animal books. They inspire me to try new things and learn about new animals and see new things.

What are some of your goals and dreams?

My goal is to finish school and be an explorer or a lawyer. My dream is to be in a tough situation and make the best of it. I also want America to see Namibia as a place where smart kids are.

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Reader of the Week – Frans Lukas

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Frans Lukas, Library Prefect, Grade 11, 16 years old

Mother Tongue: Nyemba

What do you love about books?

I love reading because it helps me kill time and bring my imagination to life.

What is your favourite book or author and why?

James Patterson because he writes thrillers. My favourite book by him is 1st to Die.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

I’m inspired by a lot of things. Some books are better than others.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

Thrillers. They are full of suspense and mystery til the very end which I find interesting.

What are some of your goals and dreams?

My goal is to finish high school and move onto college. My dream is to become an architect because I like trying ot use my creativity.

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Reader of the Week – Stephanie Steyn

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Stephanie Steyn, Library Prefect, Grade 12, 17 years old

Mother Tongue: English

Tribe/Cultural Background: Afrikaner and Indian

What do you love about books?

Books give me an opportunity to see things in a different perspective. They also allow me to learn new things.

What is your favourite book or author and why?

My favourite book is Guardian Angel. I like this book because it portrays an example of what a true friend really is. It also portrays great values.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

Books are like a door to another life. They allow you to live your life and the life of the main characters at the same time.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

I mostly like reading drama, romance and horror boks. They teach me new ways to overcome my fears.

What do you want people in America to know about Namibia?

Namibia is a very beautiful country. It may not be very developed, but it is one of the few clean countries in Africa, and it has some of the best people someone would ever want to know.

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Reader of the Week – Uyama Uaisako

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Uyama Uaisako, Library Prefect, Grade 8, 13 years old

Mother tongue – Herero

What do you love about books?

Books make me feel like I’m watching television, only this television is good for me. When I read I can imagine the most amazing things about the story. It’s fantastic!

What is your favourite book or author and why?

My favourite author is Frank Perreti. He is amazing because he reminds us about life lessons with a little scary stuff in his stories.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

When I pick a book I know that I can learn something from each book that I read. Books help us with lessons, information and more.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

Fiction. Fiction is all about imaginary things that you can make up from your head. All the colours and things that you want come alive in fiction.

What do you want people in America to know about Namibia?

People in America think of African countries as dry, dirty and very black. But Namibia is an amazing place with colours, love and amazing features that will make you want to marry this wonderful land.

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Reader of the Week – Esther Sipendo

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Esther Sipendo, Library Prefect, Grade 7B, 13 years old

What do you love about books?

I love books because they tell nice stories and they inspire me to learn new words. The more books I read the more marks I get! **similar to the American system/grade point average, learners earn points or marks based on how high their grades are class. Marks/points go as high as 40 points**

What is your favourite book or author and why?

My favourite book is The Magic School Bus.  I like it because it reminds me of the time I went for a school trip in a bus.

What inspires or interests you to read books?

Books inspire me to write in English and to learn all the difficult words.

What kind of books do you like to read and why?

I like to read about advntures and about wild animals. I like stories with pictures.

What are some of your goals and dreams?

My goal is to finish my school and become a teacher. I also want to make my own library to help and feed the needy.

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