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2020-today Available For Free (Open Access) English Online Poetry Print Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

The Hill We Climb

An inaugural poem for the country

Drawing inspiration from other political and motivational speeches, the poem depict the U.S. as a nation with both struggles and strengths, and argues that progress doesn’t happen overnight, but rather requires patience and hard work.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Amanda Gorman

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Online text: http://contentmanager.med.uvm.edu/docs/the_hill_we_climb/vccyf-documents/the_hill_we_climb.pdf?sfvrsn=44a33335_2

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2010-2019 Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Novel Print

Watch us Rise

The two girls Chelsea and Jasmine want their voices to be heard. They start a Women’s Rights Club since they do not like how women are treated in their high school in NYC. With poetry, videos and responses to racial segregation they go viral and have to deal with online trolls. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the director of the school wants to shut the club down, when the girls try to do everything in their power to let their voices be heard.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Ellen Hagan, Renee Watson

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40025175-watch-us-rise

Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4381088.Ren_e_Watson

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Watch-Us-Rise-Ren%C3%A9e-Watson-ebook/dp/B07MZM8LJT

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1946-1999 CEFR B2 English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Novel Print Short Story Uncategorized Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

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.