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In a nutshell: heartfelt stories of home by top authors| Home – it’s a powerful concept, never more so than at Christmas. In association with homeless charity Crisis - £1 from every copy sold goes to them – publisher Stripes commissioned short stories on this theme from some of the most popular UK YA authors. They have risen to the challenge. The collection opens with a moving poem by Benjamin Zephaniah on a lost home, and includes more stories of hardship, including Lisa Williamson’s, inspired by real-life experiences described to her by young people at a Crisis Centre, or Sita Brahmachari’s story of a refugee making a home in a new country. There are heart-warming stories too, like Kevin Brooks’s The Associates, about a friendship between two homeless men. It deserves its place on bookshelves, but why not buy two copies? One to keep, one to give away.

Amnesty have also published an excellent collection of short stories, Here I Stand, while David Almond shows himself a master of the genre in Counting Stars. ~ Andrea Reece

A message from Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive, Crisis “It is nothing short of a tragedy that anyone should experience homelessness in 21st century Britain. We are determined that no one should face the devastation and isolation of homelessness and the next generation, including the readers of this new book, will play a crucial role in our efforts to end homelessness for good.”

Andrea Reece

I'll be Home for Christmas Synopsis

The UK's top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity. To find out more about Crisis, see www.crisis.org.uk

I'll be Home for Christmas by Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke & others

The UK's top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home.

Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Sales of the book will benefit Crisis with at least £1 from the sale of each book to be donated to the homelessness charity’s Crisis at Christmas appeal. Stripes has committed to giving at least £10,000 through the initiative. To find out more about Crisis, see www.crisis.org.uk

I’ll Be Home for Christmas is also a celebration of the UKYA community, bringing together some of the most critically acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling authors writing for young adults in the UK. One brand new author was added to the line-up as a result of a competition in partnership with The Bookseller magazine’s YA Book Prize.

Stripes Publisher Jane Harris said: “The quality and quantity of books being published specifically forteenagers and young adults is currently at an all-time high in the UK. There is a thriving community whichcan be found both online via social media and blogs, and at real world events like the Young AdultLiterature Convention (YALC), The YA Salon and countless bookshop events up and down the country,meaning authors are more connected to and in-tune with their readers than ever before. We are thrilled to bring together such an exceptionally talented range of authors in one volume. Each of our writers shows care and respect in their handling of their readers' experiences and needs, writing books which are often urgent and always vital to dealing with the business of growing up.”

I'll be Home for Christmas Press Reviews

'A brilliant and at times heartbreaking anthology of stories by some of the best voices in YA fiction right now.' -- Melinda Salisbury


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ISBN: 9781847157720
Publication date: 22/09/2016
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781847157720
Publication date: 22nd September 2016
Author: Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke
Publisher: Stripes Publishing an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Short stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke

A fantastic collection of UKYA authors including Benjamin Zephaniah, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Cat Clarke, Kevin Brooks, Holly Bourne, Juno Dawson, Sita Brahmachari, Tracy Darnton, Tom Becker, Katy Cannon, Melvin Burgess, Julie Mayhew and Lisa Williamson. Melvin Burgess started writing in his twenties, and wrote on and off for fifteen years before having his first book, The Cry of the Wolf, published in 1990. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie ...

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