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ESL (English as a Second Language) Resources: Books

Resources such as books, e-books, books on CD, videos, and websites that will help ESL students learn American English.

Access from the catalog

The following is a list of books, e-books, books on CD, and a DVD listed in our catalog.  Some were selected as American classics that have been read by students in public schools.  Some were recommended by ESL faculty.  This a limited list of titles, but they were selected for the variety of formats.  This will allow the ESL reader to read the text, listen to the words, and see the movie, if available.  In order to access the e-books off-campus, you will need to use your SHU username and password.  


Free online books

The following links will lead you to websites that provide access to full-text books for free.  Some are text only and others have audio that allows you to listen to the book.