Recommended Trade Books for Adult Literacy Programs

Trade Book Teaching Ideas

The Reading Group has developed more elaborate instructional suggestions for several of these Recommended Trade Books. The books and suggestions are field-tested in adult literacy classrooms before being shared more widely.

"A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories About Love"

"Anthony Burns"


"Bud, Not Buddy"


"Every Living Thing"



"A Long Way from Chicago" & "A Year Down Yonder"

"Make Lemonade"

"Missing May"

"Sarah, Plain and Tall"

"What Jamie Saw"

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