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Noughts and Crosses #1: Noughts and Crosses Award-winning

by Malorie Blackman (author)

Suitable for 13 - 18 years

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Product Description

A knock-out tale that’ll send your heart straight to A&E. Sephy’s racist society is black and white. But love is a deadly shade of grey… Sephy is black. Callum is white. They’ve been friends since they were tiny. But now that they’re growing up, hanging out is no longer smart. Callum is a Nought: lowest of the low in a society run by the black Crosses. Sephy is a privileged Cross: daughter of a powerful politician. They can’t love each other – but they do. That’s how the time-bomb starts to tick. And when it blows, it’ll shatter your heart…

  • Malorie Blackman’s shocking tale of race and prejudice
  • Winner of the Red House Award and Sheffield Book Award
  • “A beautiful love story… harrowing and moral” – Bookseller
  • Think Romeo and Juliet in a brutal world divided by race

This book contains mature content more suitable for older readers.

Product Details

Catalogue number

8002 in Secondary Rewards 2017/18 and 403 in September Teen UK 2017

Series

Noughts and Crosses (book 1)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780141378640

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Date published

April 6th, 2017

Other details
  • 512 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Malorie Blackman

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Malorie Blackman has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Her best-loved books include the highly acclaimed Noughts and Crosses sequence and Pig Heart Boy, which also became a major BBC TV series. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children’s books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’ and was the Children’s Laureate 2013-15.

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