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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

Writing

“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

Fantasy

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

Books

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

Books

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

Books

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