Opening

the doors

to literacy

“Literacy is a human right.”

           – UNESCO

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.

Popular Resources

Audiobooks

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.

SnapReads!

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.

Lesson Planning

Here are a few samples of lesson planning to use with our Hilo books.

News!

Stay tuned to the latest news, current releases, upcoming events, and specials.  For past news updates, check out the Gemma News Archive.

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.

Featured Titles

new releases & best sellers

The Other, HiLo books, Adult Literacy, Adult Literacy Resources, ESOL Teaching tools
One Season in the Sun, Joe Schuster, Gemma Open Door, Adult Literacy
Yarn, Kyoko Mori, Memoir, gemma media
The Possibility of Lions, Gemma Open Door, Adult Literacy

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. 

Give now. And thank a teacher!

Gemma Open Door for Literacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Gifts and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  EIN #81-1384020    literacy@gemmamedia.org  

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