A program in New York City was designed to combat summer reading loss by providing iPads pre-loaded with all kinds of books and a weekly meetup to discuss some of the books with a teacher. Called SummerSail, it was offered by a company called LightSail that specializes in providing digital books for classrooms.
What I find most interesting about the article and the program is that the critique that Donalyn Miller had about mandating books to read is still there, just with more selection. One of the students was quoted:
Parrales, for one, said she still preferred reading “real” books. Her tablet required Internet access and did not have enough of a selection of anime, her favorite genre.