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Students see top author Malorie Blackman

Students see top author Malorie Blackman
Malorie, Lizzy, Marsha and Rowan.
Wednesday 28th April 2010 by C. Freeman
Librarian Ms Adams and students from the reading group met top author Malorie Blackman at the Oundle Festival of Literature. Ms Blackman is best known for her 'Noughts and Crosses' series that explores issues of racism where the 'noughts' are a white minority group while the black 'crosses' are a privileged majority.

She spoke about her writing career, answered questions and signed books during the session. Both Lizzy Downey and Marsha Green asked questions and the girls, along with Rowan Priest, had their photos taken with Ms Blackman. It is the second time that students from Brooke Weston have met Malorie as the reading group also saw her at a event in Northampton in December 2005.

Librarian Ms Adams said: 'Malorie was an excellent speaker, she spoke and answered questions for about an hour, then she signed our books and chatted while I took a photo. She was really down-to-earth and personable and still absolutely inspiring.'

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