Khadra, 63 Rue d'Aubagne

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Khadra is trying to deal with her recent falling out with her best friend, Alice. As she reflects on Alice’s betrayal, she makes an unlikely new friend and finds unexpected purpose in helping him survive a dangerous situation. Set in Marseille, the second largest city in France, this second installment of the "Alice" series takes the reader on a journey of compassion and perseverance. "Khadra" can be read either separately from "Alice" or as a sequel.

Read the first two chapters here, to see whether the level is good for you.



  • 300 unique words; total word count: 4000
  • 38 pages of text
  • written in present tense
  • contains information about Marseille and about daily arabic culture
  • setting: Marseille
  • with free audio version


In 'Alice, La liste', Khadra was kind of antagonistic, but fortunately in this book we get to know her as a very kind, engaged person who is able to reflect on her own behavior. She cares about people and is willilng to do what she can to help them. One of my favorite characters!


Information for teachers

The real-life characters, situations and emotions will make this book the favorite of many students. The story naturally includes information about the culture and habits of Khadra's Arabic family and friends, and about the city of Marseille. More factual information about these can be found in the back of the book.

THEMES: Friendship - Perseverance - Compassion - Family and religious traditions - City


Class set

Would you like to order a set of 20 of more copies* for your class? We will give you a 10% discount (only for 20 or more copies of the same title). Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, we advise you to order timely. Delivery time will be up to 2-3 weeks.


*The novel is copyright protected, which means that copying the book for use in your classroom (or any other use) is not permitted.

Author: Cécile Lainé
Year of publication: 2020
Number of pages: Story: 38 pages. Including glossary and culture: 63 pages.
ISBN: 9781734168617
Illustrated: by Jennifer Nolasco
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