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2010-2019 English Novel Online Print

Little bee: a novel

Little Bee, an illegal Nigerian refugee, seeks the help of Sarah and her husband Andrew, whom she met a few years prior. As the story unfolds, and as they try to navigate the situation, we learn more about the circumstances that brought them together in the first place.

Year of Release: 2010

Author(s): Chris Cleave

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6948436-little-bee?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=5WKk8NfSve&rank=1

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Online text: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL5845214W/Little_Bee?edition=littlebee00clea

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Only for advanced readers.

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2010-2019 eBook English Other Print

I am Malala

The story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Year of Release: 2014

Author(s): Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17851885-i-am-malala?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=O6JQ8WvupA&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Am-Malala-Education-Taliban-English-ebook/dp/B00E6X4GAW

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Can be borrowed for 14 days on Open Library: https://archive.org/details/iammalalagirlwho0000yous?view=theater

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2020-today eBook English Novel Print

The Short Knife

The Short Knife is a historical novel set at the beginning of the Dark Ages, after the Romans have left Britain to its fate, which means marauding Saxon tribes. It charts the progress of two ‘British’ speaking sisters – the language which will develop into Welsh – who get separated, one ending up as a slave in an invading tribe, who has to learn the saxon language to survive. Chance brings them together at the end, in a surprising – but violent – situation.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): Elen Caldecott

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The target is 14+, but it is likely to appeal to an adult readership too.
Also in Kindle format.

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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.