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Monday’s Not Coming

How can Monday disappear without anyone noticing? A teenage girl is missing and only Claudia is worried. Claudia needs Monday more than ever and knows her best friend wouldn’t just leave her without saying anything, but Claudia cannot get any answers from Monday’s family.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Tiffany D. Jackson

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35068534-monday-s-not-coming

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Mondays-Not-Coming-Tiffany-Jackson/dp/0062422677

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07B7897X8/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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This is My America

This YA novel explores the connection between racism, injustices and the American criminal justice system. Tracy Beaumont is fighting to get her father out of prison, who is a Black man, wrongfully accused, and is now waiting on death row.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Kim Johnson

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/52855111-this-is-my-america

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/This-My-America-Kim-Johnson/dp/0593118766

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B0864361LT/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Indivisible

Daniel Aleman’s Indivisible explores immigration and deportation in America through Mateo Garcia’s story. Mateo is a teenage boy whose world gets shaken up when his parents get arrested by ICE agents. Now, Mateo faces new challenges and difficulties as he navigates caring for his younger sister while also questioning what it means to be an American.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Daniel Aleman

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/55425722-indivisible

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Indivisible-Daniel-Aleman/dp/0759556059

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THE PLACES I’VE CRIED IN PUBLIC

Amelie fell strongly in love with Reese, but during their relationship, Amelie realized that this type of love is not ideal and that it is not supposed to be this painful. This book tells the growing pains of falling in love, the heartbreak and strong emotions behind being in love while trying to learn and grown after getting your heart broken.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Holly Bourne

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/44004352-the-places-i-ve-cried-in-public

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Places-Ive-Cried-Public/dp/1474949525

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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

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35604682-tyler-johnson-was-here?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=XoToFWDyjp&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Tyler-Johnson-Was-Here-English-ebook/dp/B073Q2R9SN

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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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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/Felix-After-English-Kacen-Callender-ebook/dp/B07WCPKFLD

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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

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/What-If-Its-Us-English-ebook/dp/B07B3LJ6QT/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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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

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.de/We-Set-Dark-Fire-English-ebook/dp/B078R3DFK3

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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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The house on Mango street

The House on Mango Street is Sandra Cisneros’s greatly admired novel of a Latina girl growing up in Chicago. It tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn’t want to belong — not to her rundown neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza’s story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.

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Jane, the Fox and Me

Jane, the Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault is a graphic coming-of-age story for pre-teens and teens as much as it is a story for adults. It is also a great book for language learners. It is easy to connect to the characters, who range from cool-kid gangs to everyday nerds and outcasts. There are also lots of fun language resources to explore. The visual world of the book is a real treat as it will support language learners in understanding the narrative in depth.

“I told her, You’ll see, the story ends well.”

Year of release: 2014

Author(s): Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault

Preview: https://www.walker.co.uk/Jane-the-Fox-and-Me-9781406353044.aspx

Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/17214302-jane-the-fox-me

ISBN: 9781406353044

Extract and usage suggestions for teaching: https://www.helblinglanguages.com/int/en/blog/beat-the-bullies-through-books-a-review-of-jane-the-fox-me

Further comments for teachers: Explore the visual world of the book and use it as a starting point for discussions. The typography, the colours and the layout of the pages add new layers of meaning to the written narrative. You can also talk about the intertextual references to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.