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2010-2019 Audiobook eBook English High school (grades 9+) Italian Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Middle school (grades 5-8) Novel Online Physical Format Short Length (up to 2 hrs) Uncategorized

A Monster Calls

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Conor, a thirteen-year-old boy, lives with his mother who just got diagnosed with cancer. His mother disease scares Conor, who starts having nightmares and a visit from a monster, seven minutes after midnight.
The first time he comes, he propose to Conor a deal: he will tell him three stories, after which Conor will have to tell him one of his own.

Year of Release: 2011

Author(s): Patrick Ness

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25480342

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ISBN: 9780763655594

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D460VJ2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1651489989&sr=8-1

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005OZ4Y6M/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1651490182&sr=8-1

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this book written by patrick ness but the original idea was by Siobhan Dowd, who couldn’t write it because she died prematurely.
there is also a film

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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15984268-the-universe-versus-alex-woods

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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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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

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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35120779-unbroken?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=sbLW4VVzoe&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Unbroken-Stories-Starring-Disabled-English-ebook/dp/B078X2DD1K/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=Unbroken%3A+13+Stories+Starring+Disabled+Teens&qid=1639166099&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Some stories can be read for free on Google Books
https://books.google.it/books?hl=it&lr=&id=KxBGDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT290&dq=Unbroken:+13+Stories+Starring+Disabled+Teens&ots=7P5Uj3_W09&sig=NX9jHsA6cHsdrQMexQoYgg8jWoA#v=onepage&q=Unbroken%3A%2013%20Stories%20Starring%20Disabled%20Teens&f=false

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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35140599-all-out?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=6biaStStRY&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/All-Out-No-Longer-Secret-Stories-throughout-ebook/dp/B071G1G7VQ/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=All+Out%3A+The+No-Longer-Secret+Stories+Of+Queer+Teens+Throughout+The+Ages&qid=1639165460&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23013677-playing-a-part?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=V3DGNpBctC&rank=2

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Playing-Part-English-Daria-Wilke-ebook/dp/B00OBOA786/ref=sr_1_5?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=playing+a+part&qid=1639161990&s=digital-text&sr=1-5

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2010-2019 All English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

Little bee: a novel

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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 All Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Online Print

Pride

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Contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring characters of colour. Zuri and her four sisters try and hold onto their cultural identity as they adjust to their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, circumstance which is highlighted by the wealthy Darcy family moving in right across the street.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Ibi Zoboi

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35068632-pride?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=wEFTKZDcub&rank=1

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Pride-English-Ibi-Zoboi-ebook/dp/B0727TNDX8/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=Pride+ibi+zoboi&qid=1639073648&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Online text: https://booksvooks.com/fullbook/pride-pdf-ibi-zoboi.html?page=1

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Also available here https://booktree.ng/pride-by-ibi-zoboi-pdf/

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2010-2019 All eBook English High school (grades 9+) Other Text Formats Print

I am Malala

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

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

Pigeon

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Pigeon relates the life of a disaffected teenager in a north wales village who is accused of killing his mother’s new (English and therefore foreign) partner. It is a story of loss, but also friendship (through Pigeon’s relationship with Iola, who is the narrator in alternate chapters), about language loss, but also language discovery.

Year of Release: 2016

Author(s): Alys Conran

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28194710-pigeon

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Pigeon-English-Alys-Conran-ebook/dp/B01GQJIN84/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=pigeon&qid=1639073218&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Aimed at a market of 15+ years, but is likely to appeal to an adult readership too.
Also in Kindle format.