Description - Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
Sephy is a Cross a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought a colourless member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity by Noughts, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger
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(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman worked as a database manager and systems programmer before becoming a full-time writer. She has been awarded a number of prizes including the WHSmith's Mind-Boggling Books Award and the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 award for HACKER, the Young Telegraph/Fully Booked award for THIEF! and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for PIG-HEART BOY. She was voted Voice/Excel Children's Writer of the Year in 1997. NOUGHTS AND CROSSES has won five awards and appeared on BBC TV's The Big Read. THE TIMES has described her as 'a bit of a national treasure' and she was awarded the distinguished Eleanor Farjeon Award in 2005.