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2000-2009 CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Novel Physical Format Poetry

Up from the Sea

This novel-in-verse tells the story of how a Japanese teenage boy, Kai, survived the devastating March 2011 tsunami that destroyed the village he lived in.

Year of Release: 2016

Author(s): Leza Lowitz

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25387133-up-from-the-sea

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2020-today Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Novel Print

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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2010-2019 CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Novel Print

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

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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2020-today Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English Extensive Length (more than 8 hrs) Novel Physical Format Print

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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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

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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2010-2019 Audiobook CEFR B2 eBook English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Physical Format Short Length (up to 2 hrs) Short Story

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough is short story collection that delves into the hidden experiences and thoughts of black teenagers in the United States. From diverse backgrounds—urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—Black Enough showcases diversity within diversity

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Ibi Zoboi (et al.)

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37819089-black-enough

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Collection of stories, so each chapter can be used seperately



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2020-today CEFR B1 CEFR B2 English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Physical Format Poetry Uncategorized

Poet X

Poet X tells the story of teenage girl Xiomara growing up in the United States feeling lost and finding herself in the poetry she writes. The poet-style novel describes her family, school, and love life by mediating everyday struggles for teenager coming-off age. Intercultural and intergenerational tensions are evident in the book and challenge heteronormative assumptions of gender, age, and ethnicity.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Elizabeth Alcevedo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33294200-the-poet-x

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The chapters are written in verse form and can be used as extracts.



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2010-2019

With the Fire on High

The book tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emon’s life as a teenage mother living with her grandmother dealing with difficult decisions. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi and managing her small family’s life are daily tasks for the young woman. In order to manage them, the kitchen becomes the one place where she can let everything go and where the magic happens.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38739562-with-the-fire-on-high

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ISBN: 006266283X

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B079WW2QKM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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