1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon — The book tells the story of the adventures of a young boy Christopher who has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. The language used is very direct and straightforward.

 

2. Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah — This book tells the story of Alem, a 14-year old boy whose father is Ethiopian and his mother Eritrean, and as these two countries are at war, Alem’s family is not welcome in either place. 

 

3. The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros — This is the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl, and her life growing up in Chicago. Sandra Cisneros uses quite simple language and short sentences
 

 

4. Wonder by Raquel Palacio — it is a funny, moving book about a boy born with a terrible facial abnormality that wants to be treated just like any other ordinary classmate.

 

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Intermediate level - all ages