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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

Naughts and Crosses

Naughts and Crosses is the first book out of five by Malorie Blackman.

Blacks rule Whites. Naughts are below Crosses. In this book, there is a constant battle for equality and love. 144 more words


The Friday 56, #24

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book. 249 more words

Blog Hops & Memes

Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Callum and Sephy are best friends. Sephy comes from a world of privilege where she has never been denied any opportunity or been in any financial need. 554 more words


Quote of the Weekend

“I love baddies, and what would a good story be without a baddy? For each protagonist you need an antagonist….The more powerful and the more evil the baddy is, then the stronger the heroine or the hero is to defeat them.” – Malorie Blackman…

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