Orca Book Publishers is excited to introduce Rapid Reads, a line of short novels and non-fiction books for adult readers.
In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants an high-interest quick read.
Rapid Reads focus first and foremost on strong writing and storytelling. We are committed to providing books that will help adults achieve their literacy goalsin an interesting and accessible way. Each novel in the Rapid Reads series is written between a 2.0 and 4.5 reading level. The plots are contemporary and entertaining, with adult language and themes. Reading guides with plot summaries and discussion questions for Rapid Read titles are available for free download.
Visit www.rapid-reads.com to learn more about Rapid Reads, see a complete list of titles, read excerpts and download reading guides.
“The Rapid Reads series for adults is designed for reluctant or low-literacy readers and features low page counts, swiftly moving plots, short chapters, and uncomplicated language and sentence structure. Even avid readers, though, may enjoy losing themselves in the accessible stories, many of which feature underrepresented voices in fiction. Each title hooks readers with a dramatic start... With rare voices and taut suspense, these titles provide accessible choices for struggling and strong readers alike.”
“The books are intended for readers who simply want a book that can be read in one sitting , but also for readers whose first language is not English and for others struggling with literacy challenges.”Gail Bowen
Author of Rapid Reads Love You to Death, One Fine Day You're Gonna Die and The Shadow Killer, and former teacher to students with literacy issues