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1800s and before Audiobook Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English Fiction High school (grades 9+) Medium Length (up to 8 hrs) Novel Online Physical Format Print

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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It’s the story of a beautiful boy called Dorian Gray that since the day his friend Basil painted his portrait, gained ethernal youth and beauty. Over the years his appearance remained young and innocent while the portrait showed the signs of his evil deeds changing after every crime he committed.

Year of Release: 1890

Author(s): Oscar WIlde

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Further information (link): https://openlibrary.org/books/OL24216682M/The_picture_of_Dorian_Gray

ISBN: -10: 0141439572 -13: 978-0141439570

ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Dorian-Gray-Biographical-Introduction-ebook/dp/B000FC1CUA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=G2V33V758LPZ&keywords=the+picture+of+dorian+gray&qid=1651685859&s=books&sprefix=the+picture+of+do%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C4280&sr=1-1

Audiobook URL: https://www.amazon.com/The-Picture-of-Dorian-Gray/dp/B09VYGHCZL/ref=sr_1_1?crid=G2V33V758LPZ&keywords=the+picture+of+dorian+gray&qid=1651685821&s=books&sprefix=the+picture+of+do%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C4280&sr=1-1

Online text: https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/the-picture-of-dorian-gray.pdf

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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 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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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/452306.The_Sisterhood_of_the_Traveling_Pants?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ZcPzkfaB0H&rank=1

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Can be borrowed here
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16059011W/The_Sisterhood_of_t

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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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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56914101-the-hill-we-climb?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=F8asmHMbY6&rank=1

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Online text: http://contentmanager.med.uvm.edu/docs/the_hill_we_climb/vccyf-documents/the_hill_we_climb.pdf?sfvrsn=44a33335_2

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1946-1999 All Available For Free (Open Access) eBook English Extracts - Well Suited for Teaching With Extracts High school (grades 9+) Online Other Text Formats Print

The Freedom Writers Diary

How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

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A young English teacher works with “at-risk” students who deal with hostility and racial intolerance on a daily basis. After reading The Diary of Anne Frank, they start to work on an joint diary with anonimuos entries aimed against intolerance and misunderstanding.

Year of Release: 1999

Author(s): Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers

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Further information (link): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47304.The_Freedom_Writers_Diary?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=aiWr9Tk00l&rank=3

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.it/Freedom-Writers-Diary-Movie-Tie-ebook/dp/B000Q9J092/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=the+freedom+writers+diary&qid=1639159066&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

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Online text: https://oiipdf.com/download/the-freedom-writers-diary-how-a-teacher-and-150-teens-used-writing-to-change-themselves-and-the-world-around-them

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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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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

Preview: https://samploon.com/trees-by-mark-haddon-poetry-analysis/

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2010-2019 All Available For Free (Open Access) CEFR B1 High school (grades 9+) Online Poetry Print Uncategorized Very Short Length (up to 20 min)

Masks

A very short poem about feeling different and about the importance of being your true self. Illustrated by the author.

(From the volume: Everything On It)

Year of Release: 2011

Author(s): Shel Silverstein

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ISBN: ISBN 10: 0061998168ISBN 13: 9780061998164

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Online text: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/masks?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_fVtRlDijt2OPs4sH9XwMt8X6ajdtb.fLhmMrXjgrynw-1634156927-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQhl

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https://www.commonlit.org/texts/masks?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_fVtRlDijt2OPs4sH9XwMt8X6ajdtb.fLhmMrXjgrynw-1634156927-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQhl



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The language of this poem is very simple, but you may want to use it as a starting point for discussions that go far beyond B1 level.