The Kaleidoscope stories for adult new readers, or readers new to English, are back in print, and now in ebooks, too.
These 16 stories for adults who read at the second-grade level appeal to the interests of grownups, not children.
“Hi, Doll” is a #MeToo whistle-blowing story that couldn’t be more current. “A Fish Story” works for guys who love fishing and telling tall tales. In “Moving South” a single mom uproots her kids to find a job.
Some of them are mysteries, including my first quilting mystery, “Dear Mary Ellen.” In 1999 I read that it was used in an ESL GED class of Latino students learning to read mysteries. I was delighted to find my little story used between Langston Hughes and Guy de Maupassant, and getting raves from the students.
They were first published by New Readers Press as separate little books. In these four-story collections, only the pictures are new. If your program is still using the old books, you can add the stories you’re missing.