About Us

The Trade Books project began in 1994 with a group of adult literacy professionals who reviewed books published for children and young adults that would be interesting and enjoyable for adult learners to read in the classroom or in tutoring situations. The result is the searchable database, known as Eureka!, of over 1000 books, Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies, Thematic Collections, and Other Web Resources. The current committee of 16 educators selects and reviews approximately 75 new books each year. View current and past committee members.

Several OLRC staff members work on Eureka!: Nancy Padak advises and creates the Teaching Ideas guides; Pat Bloem selects books for review; Dianna Baycich oversees the project and acts as general troubleshooter; Judy Franks keeps lesson plans coming; and Christine Cugino serves as webmistress.

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