Malorie Blackman

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About Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015, Malorie Blackman is the author of the multi-award-winning Noughts and Crosses series, which deals with issues of race and ethnic identity. She has written many books for children and teenagers, including Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Blackman is particularly celebrated for writing about a diverse range of characters, including those who are often marginalised in society, such as teenage fathers in her novel Boys Don't Cry. In 2008 she was honoured with an OBE for her services to children's literature.

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Malorie Blackman
2 months ago
Malorie Blackman
7 months ago
RIP bell hooks. Your book Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism spoke to me on so many levels when I first read it in my 20s. The legacy of your work is incalculable. Gone too soon. 😔
11 months ago
Malorie Blackman
Out now! Endgame by Malorie Blackman,. Published by Penguin.
1 year ago
Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola
Out now! We’re Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Puffin.
1 year ago
Local and Community History Month
A book to enjoy and add to your bookshelves... Checkmate by Malorie Blackman from Corgi Childrens.
2 years ago
Local and Community History Month
A book to enjoy and add to your bookshelves... Checkmate by Malorie Blackman from RHCP Digital.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman from Puffin.
2 years ago

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