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  • Published: 15 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241553381
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $19.99

Penguin Readers Level 5: Boys Don't Cry (ELT Graded Reader)



ELT graded reading series for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language.

Penguin Readers introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Boys Don't Cry, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. Seventeen-year-old Dante is waiting for his exam results. If they are good, he'll go to university. But Dante's plans have to change when he hears that he is the father of a baby girl. With the help of his father and brother, Dante must learn how to be a single father.

  • Published: 15 September 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241553381
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.

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