Connections is made possible
by the generous
Connections is a book discussion program offered in partnership with adult basic education and ESOL classes, the prisons, and refugee resettlement organizations. Participants are both native speakers and new Americans. The program uses the best of children’s literature and NHHC-trained facilitators to promote English language skills, promote a culture of reading, nurture conversation in which readers contribute their own ideas and stories, and reinforce family literacy. From our thematic reading lists teachers can select books and themes that enhance the curriculum and connect to learners’ goals and interests. Participants keep copies of their books to read again and share with their families.