The New Start Reading Serie

Getting Along (1985)

A Resource for Literacy and Homelessness Work for the Literacy and Homelessness Project This charmingly illustrated book is the candid account of Robert Collie's experiences in a sheltered workshop and his desire to lead an independent life.

Reading level - Grade 2/3

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1995-03-07

Working Together (1985)

Story from The New Start Reading Series
This book, in dialogue form, shows how members of a student group overcame problems with banking, mail order and forms, by working cooperatively.

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1990-01-01

Raised Up Down South (1989)

Story from The New Start Reading Series
Lee recalls growing up as a sharecropper`s son during the 1930s. He speaks movingly of bigotry, his great grandmother`s love. and how he become a top-ranked Canadian boxer.

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1990-01-01

I Call It The Curse! (1985)

Story from The New Start Reading Series A simple and often humorous handbook on reproductive health, developed
from a conversation between a Public Health Nurse and a group of women recalling common anxieties about first periods, pregnancy and menopause.

Reading level - Grade 3

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1990-01-01

New Year's 1960 (1985)

An exciting beginner`s book. 24-year-old Hank hears a woman scream. Rushing to her defence, he tackles two men and earns a citation from the police.

The stories are written by adult learners at the Toronto East End Literacy Project and produced by volunteer tutors, adult learners and staff. The series is designed as reading material for adult learners of basic literacy and English as a second language.

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1990-01-01

My Name Is Rose (1988)

Before taking adult literacy classes, author Rose Doiron barely ventured outside her home. Yet this is her own story of emerging from childhood abuse and a life on the streets to her present loving relationship and her ability to marvel at rainbows. Reading level - Grade 3

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1990-01-01
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