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2010-2019 All CEFR B2 English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs)

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

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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 All CEFR B1 Drama English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts High school (grades 9+) 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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1946-1999 All Audiobook eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

To kill a Mockingbird

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Set in Alabama in the mid-thirties, the novel follows the attempts made by a lawyer and his children to prove the innocence of a black man falsely accused of rape.

Year of Release: 1960

Author(s): Harper Lee

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Graphic novel version available here
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2010-2019 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

Climbing the stairs

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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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Can be borrowed on Open Library: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL9003204W/Climbing_the_Stairs

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1946-1999 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

The House on Mango Street

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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 All English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

The sisterhood of the travelling pants

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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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2020-today All Available For Free (Open Access) English High school (grades 9+) Online Poetry Print Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

The Hill We Climb

An inaugural poem for the country

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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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2010-2019 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) Print Short Story

Unbroken – 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

Short, fictional stories about disability written by young disabled authors. Easy and enjoyable to read, they touch different themes while offering a glimpse into different aspects of the lives of disabled people.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Marieke Nijkamp, editor (several authors)

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Some stories can be read for free on Google Books
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2010-2019 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Print Short Story

All Out

The No-Longer-Secret Stories Of Queer Teens Throughout The Ages

Different genres that deal with LGBTQ themes and, specifically, intersectionality, that is, various social identities, such as race, gender, sexuality and class, that contribute to discrimination and oppression.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Saundra Mitchell, editor (Several authors)

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2010-2019 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Novel Print

Playing a part

Grisha adores the Moscow puppet theater where his parents work, but is bullied mercilessly because of it, and is considered not “masculine” enough, even by his own grandfather. Things take a turn for the worse when Grisha learns that Sam, his favorite actor and mentor, is leaving the country to escape homophobia.

Year of Release: 2015

Author(s): Daria Wilke, Marian Schwartz

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