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Author of the Month -<b> Malorie Blackman</b> Author of the Month - Malorie Blackman

Although Malorie Blackman is best known by teenagers and young adults for her Noughts and Crosses sequence which was first published well over 15 years ago, the sequence of 4 novels remains truly compelling, original and relevant to today dealing brilliantly with issues of race and ethnic identity and with fabulous new covers this sequence is a must read if you have yet to discover it whether you are an adult or a teenager. And, in her latest novel Chasing the Stars, Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set epic that tingles with romance, danger, distrust and jealousy.

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Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Noughts & Crosses
Malorie Blackman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Knife Edge
Malorie Blackman
The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous different emotions when you read it but in the end...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Checkmate by Malorie Blackman
Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking and the characters superbly drawn. You’ll be gripped to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Double Cross by Malorie Blackman
Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
This thrilling new title in award-winning Malorie Blackman’s cleverly observed series, which began with Noughts and Crosses, captures the drama and potential violence of growing up – especially in a world where the Noughts are willing to use violence against...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman
Love Hurts
Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman has compiled a collection of short stories from some of the best young adult authors writing today. For anyone who has ever loved and lost - and loved again - it will amuse, entertain, surprise and maybe provoke...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Boys Don't Cry
Malorie Blackman
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Best-selling author Malorie Blackman has an exceptional ability to see the world from a teenager’s angle. With his stellar A-level results in his hand, Dante has a great future mapped out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
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Noughts & Crosses "...one of those games that nobody ever plays after childhood, because nobody ever wins..." Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman - Author of the Month

Noughts and Crosses, first published in 2001, explores racism through a fictional dystopia where the dark-skinned ruling class of the Crosses look down upon the white Noughts. Through the characters of Sephy and Callum, and their doomed love affair, the author addressed issues of racial prejudice in a ground-breaking way. The story continued with the sequels Knife Edge, Double Cross and finished with Checkmate.

All four books in the series have now been reissued, with stunning new covers. Malorie Blackman - Noughts and Crosses

Michael Rosen on Noughts & Crosses : "A book that dared to go where no one thought you could with young audiences because it raises tough stuff to do with race."

Noughts & Crosses was selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.

 

You can follow Malorie at @malorieblackman  on facebook and at www.malorieblackman.co.uk

 

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