People who follow us know that Gemma works hard to provide engaging, smart literature for people who struggle to read, comprehend English, or finish a book. We introduce new and emerging readers to stories from best-selling authors and important new voices that can inspire, make us laugh, and sometimes make us weep. Instead of children’s books, adults and young adults need age-appropriate content that relates to everyday experience.
If you are an author and have the interest and the discipline to write a compelling story of 10,000 words or less at a low reading level (we’re talking about third grade, even lower) we are ALL EYES.
We can help with frequent chapter breaks—for a steady sense of accomplishment—and vocabulary. And we can suggest some topics that our audiences ask for all the time: immigration experiences, healthcare journeys, relationships, aging, incarceration, single-parenting, gang violence, coming of age, sports! We’ll help build the book, the eBook, and the audio where appropriate. We ask you to remember the book that made you first fall for reading and try to replicate that feeling for someone who hasn’t had the chance.
Gemma Open Door is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and our books are supported by generous donors as well as low-cost sales to libraries and literacy groups. So, no, there is little money in this. Rather, there is the incredible satisfaction of helping folks experience what so many of us take for granted: the power of reading and the love of books.
An innovative program of original works by some of our most beloved modern writers, originally designed in Ireland to promote adult literacy. These fresh stories showcase new writing from both best-selling authors and emerging voices.
Find Your Level
Gemma Open Door titles are designed to fit the needs of specific reading levels. Find the right level for your audience in this complete list of titles and reading level information:
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