Suggestion of French books

You want to keep up on French-speaking cultures and French language? Then try out the books listed below and let yourself get absorbed by the magical world of literature.

All of those books are available on Culturethèque, the biggest French e-Library.

Adults’ Bande dessinéeForté by Manon Heugel

Forte is the story of a young Brazilian from the favelas who dreams of becoming a great piano player. The pictures are really nice, the story is compelling. So do not hesitate and give it a look. It is easy to read.
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Biographic novelTu n’habiteras jamais Paris by Omar Benlaala

It’s the story of the author’s father who came from Algeria to Paris and tells how he settled in and the barriers he had to overcome. This story is intertwined with the one of another workman – like the first character – also in exile, who settled near Paris and became a national delegate in the 19th century. A book that talks about migration, social barriers and Paris.


Kids’ bookL’histoire d’Akenda-Mbani by Sami and Yann Lovato

An illustrated book for children to read or to listen to. It tells a story coming from Congo about a beautiful woman who could only marry a man who would die if she’d die. A surprising and well-illustrated story.

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