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  • Easy-to Read Health Books and Magazines

    These books and magazines are free or inexpensive and at low reading levels.

    Aprendo Press: Teaching With Stories
    Also called "Photonovellas," these engaging stories use pictures and dialog to provide a unique and effective way to teach about health. Topics include maternal health issues. Bilingual (English and Spanish).

    Baby Basics
    The pregnancy guides and planners are written at both the 3rd and 6th grade reading levels. Spanish version.
    This program includes training for prenatal health care providers and educators in using the principles of health literacy along with Baby Basics.

    Bull Publishing Company
    This company publishes books that help people learn about and take care of their health and are usually written at the 8th-9th grade level.

    Channing Bete: Publications for Health Care and Public Health Education
    Click on Public Health or Health Care for a selection of booklets written at a low reading level about a variety of health issues. CDs and DVDs offer multimedia learning opportunities. Spanish version.

    Health: The Big Picture
    Change Agent (2009), 28
    Change Agent is a magazine for adult literacy students that supports literacy through the lens of social justice. "Health: The Big Picture" issue includes articles, cartoons, and stories about health issues by students and others.

    Journeyworks Health Promotion and Health Education Publishing
    This publisher has over 500 easy-to-read, health promotion materials that include short booklets, and posters about a large variety of health topics. Spanish version.

    Staying Healthy: An English Learner's Guide to Health Care and Healthy Living.
    A publication of the Florida Literacy Coalition, Inc., this easy-to-read health book is written for new immigrants and English language learners. It includes basic information about health issues and health care access. Teachers guide available.

    What to Do for Health Series
    These books from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement are written at a 3rd-5th grade level and provide basic health information. People can use them on their own or in a health or adult education class. Teachers guide available.

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