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Global Reads: Teen Books Set Abroad

Global Reads: Teen Books Set Abroad

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Published by kelly jensen
Want to read a story set in another land? Look no further!
Want to read a story set in another land? Look no further!

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Published by: kelly jensen on Apr 28, 2011
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by John van de Ruit
South Africa
In 1990, 13-year-old choir-
boy John “Spud” Milton keeps a diary of
his first year at an elite, boys-onlyboarding school in South Africa, wherehe deals with bizarre housemates, wildcrushes, embarrassingly dysfunctionalparents, and more.
Beneath My Mother’s Feet
 by Amjed Qamar
. When her father is injured, 14-year-old Nazia is pulled away from herschool, her friends, and her preparationsfor an arranged marriage, to help hermother clean houses in a wealthy part ofKarachi, Pakistan, where she finally rebelsagainst the destiny that is planned for her.
Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins
Two Burmese boys, onea Karenni refugee and the other the sonof an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meetin the jungle. In order to survive, theymust learn to trust each other.
by Carolyn Meyer
. While her tyrannical family is outof favor in Italy, young Catherine deMedici is raised in convents, then in1533, when she is 14, her uncle, PopeClement VII, arranges for her marriageto the prince Henri of France, who isdestined to become king.
Students Across the Seven Seas (series)
This series of books follow girls who are studying abroad in awide variety of foreign countries, including China, Russia, Aus-
tralia, Italy, and more. They’re written by more than one author,
but they all look pretty similar, so you can spot them on theshelf easily.
Once Upon a Time (series)
This series of books retells classic and foreign fairy tales. Youcan read tales set in Japan, Italy, the Middle East, and more.
They’re written by more than one author, but they all look simi-
lar, so you can spot them on the shelf easily.

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As a middle school ELL teacher, I found this list very useful. I have 4 teenaged Burmese boys who I think will love the Bamboo People. Thank you!

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