Education Materials for the Islands

At Bess Press, we've placed particular emphasis on materials for grades K-12 by focusing on age and culturally appropriate materials that can enhance language acquisition, reading comprehension, and help extend literacy skills. The main function in producing these book titles is to provide multiple perspectives and viewpoints for students within island classrooms and to assist in fostering the education of independent global and local citizens.

The core grade levels we have focused on publishing content for, within public and private schools settings, as well as the home, are early childhood (ages 0-8; grades K – 2), elementary school (grades 3-5), middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), and higher education.

All of the materials that we have developed are influenced by the needs of educators and students. The book titles we endeavor to publish are intended to enhance place based initiatives and are written, edited, and designed by people living within the islands that make-up Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia.