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United Nations International School, Hanoi
The Alchemist by
Publication Date: 2006-04-25
Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, sets out from his home in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure, but through his encounters with a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an Alchemist, he learns the value of the treasures found within himself.
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by
Publication Date: 2002-10-29
Two boys, moved to the country for "re-education" as part of Mao's Cultural Revolution, find little to amuse them, but things change when they discover a stash of Western classics in Chinese translation and use the stories of Balzac to capture the attention of the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.
Between the assassinations
Between the Assassinations by
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Collects stories that depict the troubled lives of citizens of Kittur, India; and features the misleading of twelve-year-old Ziauddin, who works as a gofer for a tea shop but is duped by a light skin man's kindness; a young girl who begs for money to support her father's drug habit; a factory owner whose failing business forces him to consider unfavorable practices; and more.
Fahrenheit 451 by
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
A book burning official in a future fascist state finds out that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, and he decides to pursue reading, until he is betrayed.
First they killed my father : a daughter of Cambodia remembers
First They Killed My Father by
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
Loung Ung, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official in Phnom Penh, tells of her experiences after her family was forced to flee from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army, discussing her training as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, and telling of how her surviving siblings were eventually reunited.
Publication Date: 1997-07-11
Presents the text of the 1881 play, set in a town on one of the fjords in Norway, in which Mrs. Helen Alving must confront her late husband's infidelity when her son, Oswald, falls in love with her maid, who is his half-sister, and starts showing signs of the venereal disease he inherited from his father.
I am the messenger
I Am the Messenger by
Publication Date: 2006-05-09
After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, which helps him start to get over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
Into the wild
Into the Wild by
Publication Date: 1997-01-20
Tells the story of Chris McCandless, a twenty-four-year-old who walked into the Alaskan wilderness on an idealistic journey and was found dead of starvation four months later. Attempts to discover what led the young man to that point.
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies by
Publication Date: 2003-10-28
After a plane crash strands them on a tropical island while the rest of the world is ravaged by war, a group of British schoolboys attempts to form a civilized society but descends into brutal anarchy.
Make Lemonade by
Publication Date: 2006-05-02
Fourteen-year-old LaVaughn, trying to earn the money for college, takes a job caring for the two children of Jolly, a single teenage mom, and must find the courage to make the right decision for all of them after Jolly is fired.
The Oedipus cycle : an English version
Sophocles, the Oedipus Cycle by
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Presents Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald's translation of ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles' three Oedipus tragedies--"Oedipus Rex," "Oedipus at Colonus," and "Antigone"--and includes an index of names.
Publication Date: 2006-09-15
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.
Publication Date: 1990-07-03
Bakha is viewed as an untouchable by the residents of his Indian village, and he spends his day cleaning latrines and trying to find his place in a society that considers him inferior.
The White Tiger
The White Tiger by
Publication Date: 2008-08-06
Balram Halwai is educated in the art of corruption when he is hired as the driver for the wealthiest man in his village in India, by witnessing his employers bribe and barter through his rear view mirror.