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

Eleanor & Park

An adorably relatable teenage love story laden with quirks of teenage life and pop culture.

Year of Release: 2012

Author(s): Rainbow Rowell

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2000-2009 All CEFR B2 Drama English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

A dystopian tale following two contestants in a battle for survival overshadowed by their corrupted societal system.

Year of Release: 2008

Author(s): Suzanne Collins

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2000-2009 All CEFR B1 English High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

A worthy challenger of the Harry Potter series, The Lightning Thief follows Percy, who gets recruited to a summer camp for demi-gods.

Year of Release: 2005

Author(s): Rick Riordan

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

We Were Liars

A coming of age story in the aftermath of a mysterious family tragedy.

Year of Release: 2014

Author(s): E. Lockhart

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2010-2019 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Print Short Story

Don’t Call Me Crazy

Don’t Call Me Crazy is a collection of texts, essays and illustrations that focus on mental health issues. It raises the question of what it means to be crazy or whether the word crazy might even be offensive?

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Kelly Jensen, Victoria Schwab, Adam Silvera, Libba Bray, Esmé Weijun Wang, Yumi Sakugawa, Mike Jung, Meredith Russo, Stephanie Kuehn, S.E. Smith, Emery Lord, Sarah Hannah Gómez, Nancy Kerrigan, MILCK, Reid Ewing, S. Zainab Williams, Lisa Jakub, Hannah Bae, Monique Bedard, Gemma Correll, Heidi Heilig, Christine Heppermann, Shaun David Hutchinson, Ashley Holstrom, Mary Isabel, S. Jae-Jones, Susan Juby, Emily Mayberry, Amy Reed, Jessica Tremaine, Clint Van Winkle, Dior Vargas, Kristen Bell

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Print Short Story

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black enough is a collection of short stories that deal with the daily struggles of black teenagers across America. It shows diversity within diversity: immigrants, mixed race, poor and wealthy, rural and urban. From a high-class girl dating a boy who her family would never approve of to two girls kissing in Ireland – the collection includes captivating stories about what it means to be black in America.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Lamar Giles, Leah Henderson, Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson, Kekla Magoon, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Renée Watson, Rita Williams-Garcia

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All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 English High school (grades 9+) Online Poetry

Trees

The poem by Mark Haddon deals with the issue of self-identity and asks the question of how does a person fit into this world? What makes a person a person? It is a poem that should show the good parts of life that are often forgotten within stressful times.

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Author(s): Mark Haddon

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2010-2019 All Audiobook CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

None of the Above

When Kristin finds out she is intersex, she has to deal with many difficulties concerning her body. However, not only her body but especially her identity is soon to be questioned. Although she was voted homecoming queen, got a scholarship for her dream college and is truly in love with her boyfriend, Kristen has to deal with unexpected twists and turns in her life.

Year of Release: 2015

Author(s): I.W. Gregorio

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