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Scottish Surprises, Artists and Hilltops!

This summer holiday, our family went to Scotland so that we could appear at the ‘Edinburgh Book Festival’. First thing to say: Scotland is STUNNING! We climbed lots of mountains, went for long walks, and saw lots of red deer and rare birds. 296 more words


“People are people. We'll always find a way to mess up, doesn't matter who's in charge.”

Noughts & Crosses
Malorie Blackman

Callum is a nought – an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses.

Sephy is a Cross – and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. 229 more words


No 61. - Noughts and Crosses, Malorie Blackman Read 27/08/13

If you’ve been paying attention you will have noticed that I read this book in a day. It is an awkward book for me to talk about because it is about a sensitive topic and it really exposed a lot of my own ignorance, for which I am incredibly ashamed. 515 more words


See Yourself: Malorie Blackman and diversity in children's books

I’ve already mentioned my love of Malorie Blackman and her work. I grew up on books like Hacker and Thief, and it’s no exaggeration to say that her… 492 more words

Things I learned about writing at the Edinburgh Book Festival

In three days at the brilliant Edinburgh Book Festival I packed in a mighty amount, and came away with so much learned and so much to think about that I thought I’d put some of it down here, before I forgot everything :) 996 more words


Children's Laureate sparks conversation about diversity in books

British author and Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman took a 24-hour hiatus from Twitter after an interview posted Sunday on Sky News led to a barrage of what she called “ 390 more words


Malorie Blackman calls for more diversity in publishing

I was startled to read a tweet today saying Malorie Blackman had closed her Twitter account after a deluge of racist messages.

Here’s what happened. 512 more words