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2010-2019 CEFR B2 English Medium Length (up to 8 hrs)

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

A boy named Alex finds an unlikely friend in an old man from a Kurt Vonnegut related book club in his local area. Alex’s life turns upside down when Mr. Peterson is diagnosed with a terminal illness, while having to manage his school life and teenage problems.

Year of Release: 2013

Author(s): Gavin Extence

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1946-1999 CEFR B1 Drama English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Medium Length (up to 8 hrs)

The Giver

Set in a dystopian society where citizens are subdued, a teenage boy named Jonas is chosen to be trained by The Giver, who is the only one who remembers. Secrets keep getting unearthed during Jonas’ awakening in a rebellious and spiritual journey.

Year of Release: 1993

Author(s): Lois Lowry

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2010-2019 eBook English Novel Online Print

Climbing the stairs

Set during the last days of British occupation in India, the story provides a different perspective on World War II as well as on the lives of Indian women in a patriarchal society. Readers meet Vidya, a fifteen-year-old girl who’s suddenly forced to live in a more traditional environment, where she’s expected to leave education and marry young, but strongly attempts to resist and negotiate traditional gender norms.

Year of Release: 2010

Author(s): Padma Venkatraman

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1946-1999 eBook English Novel Print

The House on Mango Street

It’s the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago with her family. She starts by explaining how they got to Mango Street in the first place, and then proceeds to highlight some significant moments for her and her community. As she grows, she changes, develops her own view of the world, faces hardships ad discovers her own identity.

Year of Release: 1984

Author(s): Sandra Cisneros

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2000-2009 English Novel Online Print

The sisterhood of the travelling pants

Four best friends find some old jeans that seem to fit each of them perfectly. Believing the pants to be somewhat magical, they decide to share them over the summer as they each embark on a different adventure

Year of Release: 2001

Author(s): Ann Brashares

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2010-2019 Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English Novel Online Print

Pride

Contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring characters of colour. Zuri and her four sisters try and hold onto their cultural identity as they adjust to their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, circumstance which is highlighted by the wealthy Darcy family moving in right across the street.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Ibi Zoboi

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2010-2019 CEFR B2 English Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

Eleanor & Park

An adorably relatable teenage love story laden with quirks of teenage life and pop culture.

Year of Release: 2012

Author(s): Rainbow Rowell

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2000-2009 CEFR B1 English Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

A worthy challenger of the Harry Potter series, The Lightning Thief follows Percy, who gets recruited to a summer camp for demi-gods.

Year of Release: 2005

Author(s): Rick Riordan

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2010-2019 CEFR B2 Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Other Print

I Was Their American Dream

Malaka Gharib grew up in the United States as a Filipino Egyptian American. Her parents divorced, and she stayed with her mother, visiting her dad in Egypt every summer. Throughout high school and college, she was seeking an answer to the question: Who am I? She had difficulty finding people with similar backgrounds, so she always felt she was the odd one out. Her graphic memoir tracks this journey.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Malaka Gharib

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Chapter 4 deals with Malaka’s self-perception as a high school student torn between two parental cultures and the mainstream American culture.



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