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WAB Faculty & Staff

A0 Go Summer!: Read!

WAB's Super Summer Resources

"More than at any other time, when I hold a beloved book in my hand my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free."

Helen Keller

Newsela Daily lessons

Newsela has created resources for daily lessons of reading, science and social studies. To take advantage of these, please first sign into Newsela via CLEVER then click on the link and this will allow you to sign up for the relevant class. Happy reading!


How to use Sora on your mobile device

Step 1:  Download the app from your device's app store:  iTunes (needs a VPN) or Google Play
Step 2:
  • VPN is on, or you're on the WAB school Wifi
  • Open the Sora app > Find my school > Western Academy of Beijing  
  • Choose either Western Academy of Beijing (for students) or WAB Parent Login
  • Sign in with your WAB login (Student / Staff)
  • Parents use your parent portal login email and the password:  wabtiger.

SYNC - AudioBooks for Teens

MS Recommendations

In the linked pages please find lists of 20 books per grade which we consider to be "Great Reads" that are suitable for that age and developmental level. All suggested books are available as physical copies and on our Sora Reading application. 

The book links will take you to the title in Sora.

Books for Adults and Teachers

Here is a curated selection of books suitable for High School, Adults and Teachers. Books to enjoy, to inform and learn from. All are available on our Sora reading platform. Books can also be requested, and if available in China can be purchased.

Press Reader

Download the app and create an account. You can now access PR from any device, anywhere in the world.
Just login from WAB every 10 days to keep your access current.
Available to anyone in the WAB community

Financial Times

New York Times

Reading Recommendations