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Chicago Review Press Launches E-Learning Site

April 1, 2020

Contact: Alisse Goldsmith-Wissman | Publicity Manager
312.337.0747 | [email protected] 

CHICAGO, IL  In response to canceled classes and shuttered schools caused by COVID-19, Chicago Review Press (CRP) is happy to present a new e-learning site with resources for educators, parents and students.

“As we navigate through these unprecedented times, we’ve had to become more creative and bolder in our efforts to amplify the voices that reach beyond the trends, but one thing remains the same: we’re here, and we’re listening to you,” said Andrea Baird, director of marketing for CRP.   Featuring dozens of books in a range of categories, CRP’s e-learning site will round out any at-home educational experience, whether the focus isp on STEM, language, social studies or art.

Continued Baird, “This site was a labor of love by a dedicated team who wanted to provide a bright spot to the current strain on parents, educators and students while supporting our titles and amazing authors.” 

Eight CRP authors, including acclaimed authors and educators like Bobby Mercer (the Junk Drawer series), MaryAnn F. Kohl (Science Arts), Steve Metzger (The Way I Act; Yes, I Can Listen) and others have loaned their time and talents to the site, providing free lessons ranging from 30 to 60 minutes on a variety of digital platforms. Each showcased author has subject recommendations for lessons that will supplement any at-home educational experience in a variety of categories. 

CRP is also providing dozens of free sample pages from their new and popular backlist educational books available for printing or using on a tablet. These are found in the categories of language arts, science, technology, engineering, math, social studies and art. 

All of the recommended reading resources are broken down by age category, from picture books to young adult. Parents and educators will be able to find any supplement to the at-home learning needed during the COVID-19 crisis, whether for a toddler learning to express feelings, an elementary student in need of interesting and hands-on science experiments, to a high school student reading unique biographies of change-makers throughout history.  

CRP has long provided educational materials for classroom and at-home use, especially with series like For Kids, Women of Action, Bright Ideas for Learning, Junk Drawer and more. Dedicated to learning for all levels of experience, this new site provides the needed resources that educators of all types are looking for, whether at home or in the traditional classroom. 

CRP’s e-learning site can be found at or

About Chicago Review Press: 
Chicago Review Press (CRP) was founded in 1973 and is one of two publishing units within Independent Publishers Group. Over the years, CRP has grown into a dynamic independent publisher with new titles in fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. CRP publishes under a wide range of subjects under several imprints, including Lawrence Hill Books, Amberjack, Academy Chicago Publishers and Parenting Press. 

About Independent Publishers Group:
Independent Publishers Group was established in 1971 and was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. Today, IPG’s wide reach into the book market includes distribution of publishers with academic and professional, Spanish-language and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles.