Reading Council for Literacy Advance in Montreal (RECLAIM)

Love is in the Hair (1989)

This book focuses on Louisa, an immigrant from Jamaica working as a domestic in the home of the Montreal family who sponsored her. The reader follows Louisa as she becomes a landed immigrant and decides to improve her education so she can find a better job.

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2010-05-14

Go with the Flo (1987)

The central character of this short book is Flo, a middle-aged woman who works nights as a cleaner while also caring for her husband and three children. It follows her progress in finding a better job and deciding to go to school in her spare time to earn her high-school diploma.

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2010-05-05

Circus! (1993)

This short story written by Joan Cawley and Ruth Diamond delves into the lives of two girls who just got out of training school for joining the Belman circus. It tells their story, about the people they meet and the lives of circus performers all set in different areas of Europe. It provides details about all aspects of circus life and has creative hand drawn images. It is appropriate for adult readers and is written in clear language.

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2009-08-26

Sarina and the Lost Book (1993)

This short book, divided into nine chapters, is written in simple language and is aimed at adult new readers at Level 3.

It tells the story of Sarina, who used plants and roots to treat illnesses. Sarina is also able to talk to animals. In the past, Sarina used her skills to cure the Queen. Now, the King has given Sarina a new challenge: to help his son, the Prince, become a better person.

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2009-08-19

The Circus School in Montreal (1991)

This booklet was written in clear language and is suitable for adult new readers at Reading level 3. Each chapter contains a list of new words that the learner should find in the dictionary. The publication is a joint project of the following Laubach Literacy of Canada-Quebec Councils: RECLAIM, Chateauguay, South Shore, Yamaska, St. Francis, Quebec City, Western Quebec and Laurentian.

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2009-08-04
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