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- Townsend Press is an independent publisher owned and operated by educators. They publish English/Language Arts materials for students in elementary school through college. Materials include adaptations to classic literature, biographies, and short stories.
- Oxford Bookworms Library sells adapted American and European literature, available in seven accessible levels.
- Oxford Bookworms Factfiles features non-fiction topics for cross-curricular reading, including historical facts, environmental issues, and cultures. Available in four levels.
- Grass Roots Press publishes high interest low level (hi-lo) books for adult basic education and English as a Second Language communities. Resources include chapter books for literature and biographies, and easy-to-read health and career topics.
- Penguin Readers publishes contemporary fiction, essential non-fiction, and popular classics in eight reading levels for learners of English as a foreign language.
Book List Nonfiction
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas by
Call Number: E449 .D749 2004 (Kent)
[PRINT] The story of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a former slave. He became a famous writer and speaker.
Sister to Sister by
Chapters about ten women of color. They offer advice like "big sisters."
Anne Frank: Courage, Sorrow and a Lasting Legacy by
The story of Anne Frank. She hid from the Nazis for two years.
Helen Keller: From Darkness to Light by
Helen Keller went blind and deaf as a baby. Annie Sullivan taught her to communicate. She became an accomplished writer and lecturer.
Cinderella Man by
Call Number: PE1126.P44 C563 2008 (Downtown)
[PRINT] Jim Braddock is a boxer in New York. He struggles during the Great Depression. Does his story have a happy ending?
Non-fiction book about rainforests.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by
Call Number: GE195.7 .T58 2019
[PRINT] A New York Times Bestseller; Time's 2019 Person of the Year.
The speeches of Greta Thunberg. She is a young climate activist. Thunberg famously addressed the United Nations.
I Remain in Darkness by
The author's memoir about her mother's declining health after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
The Prophet by
Call Number: PS3513.I25 P7 2011
The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that reveal deep insights into the human heart and mind.
Available at Kent, South, Downtown, and online.
Book List Fiction
A Long Walk to Water by
Call Number: PZ7.P22115 Lo 2010
A New York Times Bestseller
We have available at Deerwood and Downtown Campus in paperback, and also at Downtown in audio CD. This book begins as two stories, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. Their stories meet in a surprising and emotional way.
The Scarlet Letter by
Call Number: PS1868.A2 H285 2008
[PRINT] An adaptation of the classic story. Hester Prynne is a Puritan woman punished for adultery. Nevertheless, she will not reveal her lover’s identity.
Three Great Plays of Shakespeare by
Call Number: PE1122.H65 T474 2001
[PRINT] Three of Shakespeare's great tragedies: Romeo & Juliet, King Learn, and MacBeth.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by
Call Number: PE1122.M34 P53 1999
[PRINT] Dorian Gray always looks young and handsome. Yet, a picture of Dorian changes day-by-day. What is happening to the picture?
The Firm by
Call Number: PE1122.W38 F57 1999
[PRINT] Mitch McDeere is a young, ambitious lawyer. He soon discovers his law firm is corrupt. What will he do?
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by
Call Number: PS3552.A255 J6 1970b
[PRINT] This is a story for people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...they'll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed.
Moby Dick by
Call Number: PZ7.7.S685 Mob 2010
[PRINT] Retells in graphic novel format Melville's story about Captain Ahab's search for Moby Dick, the great white whale.