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High School Reading Recommendations


Prose FictionA Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry
Prose FictionAll the light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doer
Prose FictionAtonementIan McEwan
Prose FictionBelovedToni Morrison
Prose FictionCatch 22Joseph Heller
Prose FictionChronicles of a Death ForetoldG.M. Marquez
Prose FictionDune seriesFrank Herbet
Prose FictionEast of EdenJohn Steinbeck
Prose FictionEva LunaIsabel Allende
Prose FictionFar From the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy
Prose FictionFarenheit 451Ray Bradbury
Prose FictionHalf of a Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Prose FictionHome FireKamila Shamsie
Prose FictionIf on a Winter’s Night a TravellerItalo Calvino
Prose FictionIn The Wild NightJeff Zentner
Prose FictionInto the WildJohn Kracauer
Prose FictionLife of PiYann Martel
Prose FictionLooking for AlaskaJohn Green
Prose FictionLord of the FliesWilliam Golding
Prose FictionMadame BovaryGustav Flaubert
Prose FictionNever Let Me GoKazuo Ishiguro
Prose FictionNothingJanne Teller
Prose FictionOf Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
Prose FictionOn Earth We’re briefly GorgeousOcean Vuong
Prose FictionPersuasionJane Austen
Prose FictionPride and PrejudiceJane Austen
Prose FictionSense and SensibilityJane Austen
Prose FictionThe Bell JarSylvia Plath
Prose FictionThe God of Small ThingsArundhati Roy
Prose FictionThe Heart’s Invisible FuriesJohn Boyne
Prose FictionThe HelpKathyrn Stockett
Prose FictionThe Joy Luck ClubAmy Tan
Prose FictionThe Perfect NannyLeila Slimani
Prose FictionThe Portrait of Dorian GreyOscar Wilde
Prose FictionThe Reluctant FundamentalistMohsin Hamid
Prose FictionThe Serpent KingJeff Zentner
Prose FictionThings Fall ApartChinua Achebe
Prose FictionWhite TeethZadie Smith
Prose FictionWuthering HeightsEmily Bronte
Graphic novelsParacuellosCarlos Gimenez
Graphic novelsLong Way DownJason Reynolds
Graphic novelsSuffragetteSally Heathcote, Mary Talbot, bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth
Graphic novelsThe Enciclopedia of Early EarthIsabel Greenberg
Graphic novelsThe Gigantic Beard that was EvilStephen Collins
Graphic novelsThe Graveyard Book, the Graphic NovelNeil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Graphic novelsThis One SummerMariko and Jilian Tamaki
Graphic novelsThrough the WoodsEmily Carroll
Prose non fictionA Short Story Of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson
Prose non fictionBecomingMichelle Obama
Prose non fictionDavid and GoliathMalcom Gladwell
Prose non fictionDon’t Call Me CrazyKelly Jensen
Prose non fictionDreams from My FatherBarac Obama
Prose non fictionEats, Shoots and LeavesLynne Truss
Prose non fictionEducatedTara Westover
Prose non fictionHey, KiddoJarrett J. Krosoczka
Prose non fictionIn Other WordsJhumpa Lahiri
Prose non fictionLa Bella Figura: A Guide to the Italian MindBeppe Servgnini
Prose non fictionNotes from a Small IslandBill Bryson
Prose non fictionThe Dictionary PeopleSarah Ogilvie
Prose non fictionThe Glass CastleJeanette Walls
Prose non fictionThe Man who Mistook His Wife for a HatOliver Sacks
Prose non fictionThe Mother TongueBill Bryson
Prose non fictionThe OuliersMalcom Gladwell
Prose non fictionThe Stuff of ThoughtStefen Pincker
Prose non fictionTristes TropiquesClaude Levi-Strauss
Prose non fictionWe Should All Be FeministChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Prose non fictionWhen Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi
Drama12 Angry MenReginald Rose
DramaA Midsummer’s Night DreamWilliam Shakespeare
DramaA Servant of Two MastersCarlo Goldoni
DramaFoolsNeil Simon
DramaMuch Ado About NothingWilliam Shakespeare
DramaPygmalionG.B. Shaw
DramaThe FrogsAristophanes
DramaThe Imporance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
DramaWild OatsJohn O’Keeffe
Academic rigour, Journalistic flair.
Curated by professional editors, The Conversation offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.
World’s Largest Education Resourse:
From chemistry to computer programming, arts to World War II, provides guides, tips, and resources to help you understand more about the world you.
Articles and Personal Essays
Storytelling amplified by digital innovation: shorts stories, essays, interviews, magazines, reading lists
TIME Magazine
Science Journal for Teens:
Hundreds of scientific articles. Written for kids. Approved by scientists. Free.
Science Podcats
Need some inspiration for your next science project? In this science podcast, the hosts take on everything from DNA kits, shark attacks, and the keto diet to determine if the scientific research actually backs up the claims and myths. Is almond milk actually better for the planet than dairy milk? Is 5G a technological revolution, or a health threat? They even have a whole bunch of recent episodes about COVID-19, turning to the research to answer common questions.
History Podcasts
Even if you aren’t a fan of history class, this podcast is a great option as an educational podcast for teens.
The history the hosts cover in the podcast is not what you’d usually read about in a textbook. Therefore, instead of a dry list of names and dates, episodes feel more like fascinating and crazy stories than make you go, “Wow, who would have thought?!”.
Music Podcast: what makes a song catchy and successful?
Regardless of what kind of music you’re into, Top 40 is inescapable.
The hosts – a songwriter and a musicologist (yes, that’s a real job) – dissect the most popular songs of the moment to determine what makes them catchy and successful. It’s a fun podcast that’s easy listening, but after a few episodes, you’ll find yourself with a surprising amount of classical music theory and listening to songs differently!
TED Talks Daily
It’s not a list of educational podcasts without TED Talks… right? All the interesting, thought-provoking content of TED Talks, but in audio form. Now there’s no excuse not to check out that TED Talk you keep meaning to! You can listen to it while cooking, going for a walk, or just taking a break from screens. Of course, being a leadership program, we especially like the many inspiring talks from leaders who have created big change in the world in every field possible!
Envirionment Podcat: Good Together
You’re probably (hopefully!) thinking about climate change and how you can live more sustainably, but there’s so much to understand! Good Together makes it onto our list of educational podcasts for teens as an easy way to learn more about the topics within sustainability that interest you. Tiny houses? The impact of online shopping? Bees? Zero waste? 45 minutes later and you’ll feel more informed, inspired, and ready to make a difference than ever.
Maths and Numbers

The stars of the show include mathematicians and other guests from around the world.

Topics range from the sublime to the ridiculous… from historic discoveries to latest breakthroughs.

In addition to hundreds of videos, we also have a podcast featuring longer-form interviews.


AvventuraLe avventure di Tom SawyerTwain M.
Avventura – Adolescenza – MedioevoCatherineCushman K.
Avventura – Adolescenza – MedioevoIl richiamo della forestaLondon J.
Avventura – Adolescenza – MedioevoI ragazzi di via PalMolnar F.
Avventura – FantascienzaStorie di giovani mostriAsimov I.
Avventura – FantascienzaCronache della GalassiaAsimov I.
Avventura – FantascienzaViaggio al centro della terraVerne J.
Avventura – FantasiaLa famosa invasione degli orsi in SiciliaBuzzati D.
Avventura – FantasiaPinocchioCollodi C.
Avventura – MisteroIl segreto del Bosco VecchioBuzzati D.
Avventura – Mistero – Suspance – BrividiI segreti di Acqua Morta
Geda F. , Magnone M.
Avventura – SentimentiIl piccolo principe
Saint-Exupéry A.
Avventura – Umorismo – Racconti breviMarcovaldoCalvino I.
Avventura – WW2La notte in cui la guerra finìAntonini C.
Avventura – WW2Mille papaveri rossiBadino S.
Avventura – WW2Il sentiero dei nidi di ragnoCalvino I.
BiografiaLa mia casa è dove sonoScebo I.
Biografia – Racconti breviCome i fiori rompono l’asfalto. Venti storie di coraggioGazzaniga R.
Biografia – SentimentiI pesci non chiudono gli occhiDe Luca E.
RomanzoEro un bulloFranzoso A.
RomanzoAscolta il mio cuorePitzorno B.
Romanzo – SentimentiPiccole donneMay Alcott L.
Romanzo – SentimentiAnna dai capelli rossi
Montgomery L. M.
Diario – WW2DiarioFrank A.
GialloDieci piccoli indianiChristie A.
AllendeLa casa degli spiriti
AmmanitiIo e te
AmmanitiIo non ho paura
Austenorgoglio e pregiudizio
BenniIl bar sotto il mare
BenniLa compagnia dei celestini
BrizziJack Frusciante è uscito dal gruppo
BuzzatiIl deserto dei Tartari
CalvinoLe città invisibili
CalvinoIl castello dei destini incrociati
CalvinoIl sentiero dei nidi di ragno
CamusLa peste
CapoteA sangue freddo
CervantesDon Chisciotte
ChristieAssassinio sul Nilo
ChristieDieci piccoli indiani
CognettiLe otto montagne
D’AnnunzioIl piacere
DostoevskijIl sosia
DostoevskijDelitto e catigo
DostoevskijMomorie del sottosuolo
DostoevskijI fratelli Karamazov
EcoIl nome della rosa
EllisSotto il burqa
FenoglioIl partigiano Johnny
FitzgeraldIl grande Gatsby
FlaubertMadame Bovary
GoldingIl signore delle mosche
Harper LeeIl buio oltre la siepe
HesseIl lupo della steppa
HesseNarciso e Boccadoro
HemingwayI quarantanove racconti
HemingwayIl vecchio e il mare
HornbyAlta fedeltà
KafkaLa metamorfosi
KafkaIl processo
KerouuacSulla strada
LeviLa tregua
LeviSe questo è un uomo
LondonZanna Bianca
MarquezL’amore ai tempi del colera
MarquezCent’anni di solitudine
MazzariolGli squali
MazzariolMio fratello rincorre i dinosauri
MellvilleMoby Dick
MoraviaGli indifferenti
MoliereIl Misantropo
OrwellLa fattoria degli animali
PennacLa fata carabina
PennacIl paradiso degli orchi
PirandelloIl fu Mattia Pascal
PirandelloUno, nessuno, centomila
PoeGordon Pym
Lo zen e l’arte della manutenzione della motocicletta
Rigoni SternIl sergente della neve
SalingerIl giovane Holden
Il vecchio che leggeva romanzi d’amore
SepulvedaIl mondo alla fine del mondo
ShakespeareRomeo e Giulietta
ShakespeareIl sogno di una notte di mezza estate
StevensonLo strano caso del Dr.Jackill e Mr.Hyde
SvevoUna vita
SvevoLa coscienza di Zeno
TerzaniUn indovino mi disse
TolkienIl signore degli anelli
TolkienLo Hobbit
TolstojAnna Karenina
Tomasi di LampedusaIl Gattopardo
UhlmanL’amico ritrovato
VergaI Malavoglia
VergaMastro don Gesualdo
WildIl ritratto di Dorian Grey
ZusakStoria di una ladra di libri
Garmus, BonnieLezioni di chimica
Cheng, EugeniaLezioni di matematica e pasticceria
Savater, FernandoEtica per un figlio
Savater, FernandoPolitica per un figlio
Theme: reality and the reality of our grandmothers
Theme: the mathematical side of the pleasure of eating and cooking
SaggioTheme: why values?
Theme: putting our values into social practice