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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2011854.Climbing_the_Stairs?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=qITegvdQAU&rank=1#

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Climbing-Stairs-English-Padma-Venkatraman-ebook/dp/B008DR72XU/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=Climbing+the+stairs&qid=1639330570&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Can be borrowed on Open Library: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL9003204W/Climbing_the_Stairs?edition=climbingstairs0

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

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

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07N7M3RY4/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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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+.