“Literacy is a human right.”
Since 2008, Gemma has been devoted to advancing adult literacy and the pleasure of reading. From young adult fiction to memoir to travel writing with consistent themes of crossing cultures and diversity, Gemma encourages the love of reading.
Our Gemma Open Door series is specifically designed for people on the path to English language literacy. Taken together, Gemma is a powerful literary combination to encourage reading at all levels.
Audio combined with text helps in the acquisition of language and literacy. These free downloads are available for many titles.
Teaching & Reading Guides
To help teachers, mentors and new reader get the most out of our HiLo books, Teaching and Reading Guides and available for many titles.
Written at the first-grade level, these serial adaptations of three popular titles act as onramps to the bigger book.
HiLo Reading Levels
Select the right books for you or your students. Find the reading levels on all of our HiLo Gemma Open Door books.
Here are a few samples of lesson planning to use with our Hilo books.
Gemma author discusses what it means to be a refugee
Check out the Tesse Leads podcast to hear Gemma author Marta Maretich and podcast host Tesse Akpeki’s insightful discussion of what it means to be a refugee. Marta discusses how her personal experience as a refugee informed her writing in the Gemma HiLo book, THE POSSIBILITY OF LIONS.
Listen to the podcast here and share it with your adult literacy students.
Ways to Support
Your support allows us to publish engaging, smart literature for people who struggle to read, comprehend English, or finish a book. And many only have kids’ books to study. Gemma spotlights THE BEST writing we can find to encourage the joy of reading.
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