2021 News Archive

What a Year!

Thanks to your steadfast support, 2021 was an amazing year for Gemma Open Door. 

When planning your end-of-year giving, we hope you will consider Gemma and join us as we continue to reach emerging adult readers in 2022…because literacy is a human right.


Gemma Open Door, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, ESOL, Adult Literacy Teaching Resources
Gemma Open Door for Literacy, Adult Literacy, Authors

We’re Looking for Special Authors!

Gemma Open Door for Literacy works with best-selling authors & important new voices to publish hi-interest/low-reading level (HiLo) books that will engage new adult & young adult readers.

If you or an author you know who might like to join Gemma in the quest for full literacy, contact us at literacy@gemmmedia.org

For submission info, check out the author section of our Connect page.  

October is National Book Month!

With the weather cooling down it is the perfect time to settle in and snuggle up with your favorite book.

Reading can improve your mental health, vocabulary, spelling, and even memory.

What book will you be reading this month? Check out one of our GemmaMedia or Gemma Open Door books here.

Gemma Open Door, Adult Literacy Books
Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, Adult literacy, Gemma Open Door

National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

By helping the 43 million adults in the United States without basic reading skills, we empower them to find better job opportunities with higher salaries & better working conditions.

Gemma is proud to be a part of the adult education and literacy community. For more information about how you or your organization can participate in this special week, go to coabe.org.

Gemma Author Launches Stunning New Website

Greta Gorsuch is one of our most popular HiLo authors.

She has written The Night Telephone, Queen Serene, The Cell Phone Lot, and many others that have encouraged a love of reading for ESL and adult literacy students.

Learn more about Greta and her other works at her beautiful new website.

Greta Gorsuch, Gemma Open Door, ESOL, Adult Literacy
Indigo Girl, Suzanne Kamata, Adult literacy tools

Listen as Suzanne Kamata reads a passage from INDIGO GIRL. She introduces us to fifteen-year-old Aiko Cassidy, a bicultural girl with cerebral palsy who lives with her mother in Michigan. Having recently contacted her biological father, an indigo farmer, she is invited to spend the summer in Japan with his family. As she gets to know her dad and the story of his break with her mom, Aiko rethinks the meaning of family.

Suzanne shares this tender story with us as helpful writing prompts and encouragement for the new writer.

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