'Blackman "gets" people . . . she "gets" humanity as a whole, too' Guardian Just this once. Just this once and no more, I promise. Please let me get away with it just this once . . . Tobey wants a better life – for him and for Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the violent gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some extra money, how much could it hurt to just this once say 'yes'? Callie Rose knows all about the danger of saying ‘yes’. She knows about terrible mistakes, and violence and family feuds, and the fierce divide between Noughts and Crosses. And knowing so much about the past makes her afraid for her future. Because sometimes, one little bad decision can change everything . . . 'Powerful' Sunday Times
A powerful new Noughts & Crosses story from legendary author Malorie Blackman, written for World Book Day 2019. I've never been shot before. It's dark but I keep seeing white flashes before my eyes like spots of lightning jabbing at me. Am I going into shock? Must be. But I can't pass out, not now. Then I'll be dead for sure. Dan is on the run - hiding from a ruthless gang who want him dead. It's one of those nights. One of those nights where I sit alone and watch the world go by. One of those nights when if my hatred were fuel, I would happily light a match and watch the whole world burn. Eva just wants to be left alone to mourn her daughter. But when a badly wounded Dan crosses her path, she's compelled to help. Both are hiding dark secrets from their past. Both have reasons to fear the other. But they are both connected to each other too, and before the night is over, Eva will be forced to choose: betray Dan, or protect him - whatever the cost.
Malorie Blackman is one of the most successful and prolific children's authors writing today. Made Children's Laureate for 2013-15, her books, such as Noughts and Crosses, Double Cross and Knife Edge, are loved by kids and adults alike. Malorie's influence extends far beyond the literary world, however. She has used her position to speak out against racism, and to campaign for greater ethnic diversity in children's books and children's publishing. Discover the story behind this incredible writer - from her struggles as a child facing racism in 1960s London, through her parents' divorce and her misdiagnosis of Sickle-Cell Anaemia, to the globally renowned author she is today. It focuses on Malorie's love of reading, and how she tries to foster that in children today. It also looks at how she pursued her dream of becoming a writer with determination and courage, in the face of people who told her she would never amount to anything. Biographical information, and Malorie Blackman quotes, support the narrative. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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You're the new girl in school. You're just trying to fit in - and it's not working. Then someone accuses you of theft, and you think things can't get any worse. Until you get caught in a freak storm . . . The next thing you know, you're in the future. Being shot at for being out after curfew. You don't even recognise your hometown. And you're heading for a confrontation from your worst nightmare. What if you could change the past to save the future?
Crosses, Families, Females, Males, Mixed Race, Noughts, Alex McAuley, Andrew Dorn, Callie Rose McGregor-Hadley, Callum McGregor, Cara Imega, Celine Labinjah, Gina, Jack Labinjah, Jasmine Hadley, Jaxon Robbins, Jordache Cars
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This book consists of articles from Wikia. Pages: 46. Chapters: Crosses, Families, Females, Males, Mixed Race, Noughts, Alex McAuley, Andrew Dorn, Callie Rose McGregor-Hadley, Callum McGregor, Cara Imega, Celine Labinjah, Gina, Jack Labinjah, Jasmine Hadley, Jaxon Robbins, Jordache Carson, Jude McGregor, Kelani Adams, Leila, Lucus Cheshie, Lynette McGregor, Maxine Mbunte, Meggie McGregor, Minerva Hadley, Morgan Green, Mrs Debela, Mr Debela, Mr Jason, Nurse Fashoda, Persephone Hadley, Pete, Rebecca Dowd, Romaine Debela, Ryan McGregor, Sarah Pike, The First General, Tobias Durbridge, Zuri, Cara Imega, Celine Labinjah, Cross, Jack Labinjah, Jasmine Hadley, Kelani Adams, Lucus Cheshie, Minerva Hadley, Mrs Debela, Mr Debela, Persephone Hadley, Rebecca Dowd, Romaine Debela, Zuri, Callie Rose McGregor-Hadley, Cara Imega, Celine Labinjah, Gina, Jasmine Hadley, Kelani Adams, Leila, Lynette McGregor, Maxine Mbunte, Meggie McGregor, Minerva Hadley, Mrs Debela, Nurse Fashoda, Persephone Hadley, Rebecca Dowd, Romaine Debela, Roxie, Sarah Pike, Alex McAuley, Andrew Dorn, Callum McGregor, Jack Labinjah, Jaxon Robbins, Jordache Carson, Jude McGregor, Lucus Cheshie, Morgan Green, Mr Debela, Mr Jason, Pete, Rhino, Ryan McGregor, Tobias Durbridge, Zuri, Callie Rose McGregor-Hadley, Mr Jason, Alex McAuley, Andrew Dorn, Callum McGregor, Gina, Jaxon Robbins, Jordache Carson, Jude McGregor, Leila, Lynette McGregor, Maxine Mbunte, Morgan Green, Nought, Nurse Fashoda, Pete, Rhino, Roxie, Ryan McGregor, Sarah Pike, The First General, Tobias Durbridge. Excerpt: Alex McAuley was a main character in Double Cross. He was the leader of the criminal gang that owned the west side of meadowview. Before he took charge he was second in command to Jordache Carson who was killed by the Dowds. Alex was more sucessful than his previous boss and he got onto equal footing with the Dowds. During Double Cross some of McAuley's men went to the wasteland to have a shoot out with some men that worked for the...
MESSAGE: This is the system operator. Who is using this account? Please identify yourself . . . When Vicky's father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how? There's only one way - to attempt to break into the bank's computer files. Even if Vicky is the best hacker in the world, will she find the real thief before they find her?