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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

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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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Coming up for air

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George Bowling tries to escape from his normal routine and he starts a journey to return to his childhood house.
During the trip he tells about his life and his life experiences.

Year of Release: 1939

Author(s): George Orwell

Preview: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1168021W/Coming_Up_for_Air#bookPreview

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ISBN: 9780156196253

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I think this book has a good start and is written in a clear and entertaining way.

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2000-2009 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) Novel Print

Every Time a Rainbow Dies

Ever since Thulani’s mother passed away, he has been reserved and quiet. Thulani spends most of his time on the roof of their house where he takes care of his doves. While of the roof one day, he sees a young woman being assaulted in the alley next to their house. Thulani rescues her and takes her home. The girl explains that she doesn’t need him anymore, but Thulani can’t stop thinking about her.

Year of Release: 2002

Author(s): Rita Williams-Garcia

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/452238.Every_Time_a_Rainbow_Dies

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

Driving by Starlight

Leena and Mishie, sixteen-year-old best friends, get excitement in their small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police by wearing forbidden clothing, flirting, and listening to prohibited music. Leena wants to go to university and experience being independent, she wants a different life.

Year of Release: 2018

Author(s): Anat Deracine

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Driving-Starlight-Anat-Deracine/dp/1250133424

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2010-2019 All High school (grades 9+)

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

June has only ever been understood by her uncle, Finn. At fourteen, June didn’t have many friends and felt most comfortable when she was in Finn’s company. However, Finn suddenly dies which completely changes June’s world.

Year of Release: 2012

Author(s): Carol Rifka Brunt

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/12875258-tell-the-wolves-i-m-home

Further information (link): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tell_The_Wolves_I%27m_Home

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Wolves-Carol-Rifka-Brunt/dp/0812982851

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

My Brother’s Name Is Jessica

Sam is meeting his sister Jessica for the first time tonight. Although he has known her all of his life, this is the first time Sam is going to meet the real Jessica. When Sam’s sibling started transitioning, Sam thought his whole world was going to change and he was very confused. But as Sam is going to find out, the love and bond between siblings can never be broken.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): John Boyne

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

Birthday

Imagine being born on the same day and also being best friends. That is the story of Morgan and Eric. Besides being birthday twins, Morgan and Eric feel a very deep connection and bond. This book follows their lives since they turned 13 and details all the growing pains while their connection grows even stronger.

Year of Release: 2019

Author(s): Meredith Russo

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/39863399-birthday

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Birthday-love-story-fans-Simon/dp/1474967418

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2020-today All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Novel Print

Boy Queen

Robin’s friends are all going to university while he is reading rejection letters from drama schools all over the country. Faced with new challenges and questions, Robin is struggling to cope. One night, Robin and his best friend go to a local drag show and that is when Robin discovers the world of drag and his whole world changes.

Year of Release: 2020

Author(s): George Lester

Preview: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/49109726-boy-queen

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2020-today All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Novel

The Last One: A Novel

Fatima Daas writes about her experience growing up in Paris. The Last One is a portrait of a young woman dealing with her different identities – French, Algerian, Muslim, lesbian – and getting to know herself and telling her story.

Year of Release: 2021

Author(s): Fatima Daas

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Further information (link): https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/19/books/fatima-daas-the-last-one.html

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ebook URL: https://www.amazon.com/Last-One-Novel-OTHER-PRESS/dp/1635421845

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2010-2019 All CEFR B1 CEFR B2 eBook English High school (grades 9+) LGBTQI* Novel Physical Format

My Brother and His Brother

18-year-old Jonas is trying to find out more about his brother Paul, who passed away before Jonas was born. Jonas’s wish to know what his brother was like turns into a mystery as he finds out Paul was in love with another boy before he died and his death is surrounded by loose ends.

Year of Release: 2011

Author(s): Håkan Lindquist

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