Are you enrolled in English lessons online?
If your answer is yes, then the reason you are on this page is probably because you are looking for various supplementary English learning materials to improve your English proficiency while studying English online.
While premiere English lessons online platforms like Anglia Education provide excellent and first-class English courses, having a wide range of materials in the English language will make you a more effective reader, speaker, and writer in English.
For the first part of our Awesome English Supplementary Materials, we will be talking about books! This article will guide you to the best reading resources you can find in the library and on the internet!
Ah, books! A gift that keeps on giving.
Since there are millions of books in existence, this portion of the article will group the best books for supplementary English learning according to age. Why? Although we at Anglia Education believe books are technically for everyone, reading the book that suits your age will help you sharpen your English reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Kids (Below 12)
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
I Am Malala is an inspiring biography of Malala Yousafzai, a brave Pakistani girl who fought for girls’ education in her country. An uplifting and riveting tale, I Am Malala, will not only help you understand and appreciate the English language but also inspire you to bring positive change to the world.
New Kid by Jerry Craft
In an era where racism and multiculturalism have been a topic of interest for everyone, Jerry Craft’s New Kid is a graphic novel that will help children and adults understand the struggles of a black kid fitting into a low diversity school. This book is a great English supplementary reading material for those who want to improve their English proficiency and study the lives of our black brothers and sisters in America.
Teens and Young Adults
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This LGBT fiction novel by Benjamin Alire Saenz is one of the most real young adult fiction books out there. A story about the remarkable friendship of Aristotle and Dante (not to be confused with the philosopher Aristotle and the writer Dante) and how they understand the most valuable truths in life. For Anglia Education readers who want to expand and strengthen their vocabulary and get the ‘feels’, this book is your perfect match!
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Loss, grief, and second chances… sounds interesting doesn’t it, well John Corey Whaley’s Where Things Come Back is an extraordinary exploration of how two distant stories of a missionary in Africa and a senior in small town Arkansas interconnect and teach the readers about overcoming grief, appreciating second chances, and realizing the meaning of life. While you read this novel, you will realise how masterfully written the text is and how it will affect your life forever. This book will not only unleash your hidden potentials in English but also help you uncover the realities of living.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
A Pulitzer and National Book Award winner, The Underground Railroad, is an impressive tale of a black woman’s harrowing journey to freedom. Set in the antebellum South, Colson Whitehead’s timeless novel portrays imagery of the black struggle in the US. A fictional take on an important era in American history, this critically-acclaimed masterpiece is a reminder that inequality and brutality against the minorities still exist. Whitehead’s book will be a great addition to your supplementary English reading materials.
The Silence of the Girls: A Novel by Pat Barker
As women in Hollywood started the #MeToo movement, this novel’s relevance has become bigger than ever. This resonating piece of fiction is testament to how a woman’s voice, though erased and forgotten in history, is extraordinary and valuable. The Silence of the Girls honours the power and veracity of the women of the world from the past, present, and future. If you love to read about ancient history while learning English, read Pat Barker’s magnum opus.
Do you want to read more books?
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Thanks for reading guys!