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Tyler Johnson was Here

The book tells about the story of police violence in the United States where Marvin Johnson’s twin brother, Tyler, was deadly shot. Talking about current race debates in the United States, the book brings quetsions of (in)justices to the forefront.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Jay Coles

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Felix Ever After

Felix, a transgender teenager, falls in love for the first time while making sense of his identity and growing up at the same time. Fearing that he is one marginizaliation too many as a transgender, queer, black, teenager, the novel depicts a complex coming-of age story.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Kacen Callender

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2010-2019 Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) Novel Physical Format Print

What if it’s us

This romantic comedy novel published by Becky Albertalli and Adam Sivera depicts the stories of the two very different boys Arthur and Ben whose lives seem to collide and be pushed apart at the same time.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Becky Albertalli, Adam Sivera

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36341204-what-if-it-s-us

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ISBN: 0062795252

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We Set the Dark on Fire

As a young adult version of Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, We Set the Dark on Fire mirrors real world issues of immigration and equality by describing the Medio School of Girls, an institute that trains distinguished young women for the roles in their dystopian society. Depending on the girl’s quality, she will either ran a husband’s household or take care of his children. The book traces Daniela’s story at the school and brings pressing questions of gender equality, diversity, sexuality, and immigration to the forefront.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Tehlor Kay Meija

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37868569-we-set-the-dark-on-fire

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ISBN: 0062691325

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As part of a series, they could be used as a sole set of texts for teaching throughout a semester. Level of English is B1-B2+.

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Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir tells the story of her family in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in the 1980s. AFter a few years, Marjane’s family decided that she should be sent to Austria to live at a boarding school to avoid harassment. She talks about her homesickness, the discrimination she faced and how she coped with life in a strange culture.

Year of Release: 2002

Author(s): Marjane Satrapi

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Film also available: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808417/

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Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green is David Mitchell’s semi-autobiographical novel about coming to grips with his stammering. The protagonist is 13-year-old Jason Taylor who lives in Black Swan Green. He witnesses his parents’ failing marriage and his father’s affair.

Year of Release: 2006

Author(s): David Mitchell

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The Secret Life of Bees

Lily Owens lives with her abusive father and has trouble remembering what happened to her mother. When she finds the mysterious Black Mary picture, she feels she needs to investigate her past to come to terms with her unrecognized trauma. She and their maid, Rosaleen, leave her father and try to find a new place to live. They meet the Boatwright sisters who invite Lily and Rosaleen to stay.

Year of Release: 2002

Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd

Preview: https://suemonkkidd.com/books/the-secret-life-of-bees/

Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37435.The_Secret_Life_of_Bees?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=pV4wphzdD0&rank=1

ISBN: 13: 978-0142001745

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The film adaptation of the novel came out in 2008.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY9RvcbzTCw
IMDB site: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416212/

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West with Giraffes

Woodrow Wilson Nickel is 105 years old and feels his life is ebbing away at an assisted living residence. He tells the most memorable story of his youth when he helped to get two giraffes to Southern California and met the love of his life. Woodrow grew up in the Texas Panhandle where he lost his parents and sister during the Great Depression. The year is 1938. Penniless due to the lingering depression, rowdy Woodrow arrives in New York after the hurricane devastated the coast. He ends up driving a truck on a twelve-day road trip to Southern California taking the two giraffes to the San Diego Zoo.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Lynda Rutledge

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGMuq8uPLko

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ISBN: 9781542023344

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Ch. 1 deals with the consequences of the Great Depression



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