Acclaimed author Malorie
Blackman OBE will discuss her new novel at an event in Birmingham.
I wouldn't mind being strong-willed and free like Sephy from Noughts And Crosses by Malorie
Blackman, but I wouldn't like to go through the same problems as her!
Mr Knight's suggested shared reading included Robert Muchamore's Cherub books about orphans recruited to MI5, Holes by Louis Sachar, Noughts And Crosses by Malorie
Blackman - even the work of former SAS hero Andy McNab.
Amy Trowell, 32, teacher, said: "The author Julia Donaldson who has just handed over the role of children's laureate to Malorie
CHILDREN'S author Malorie
Blackman has been named most influential black person in Britain.
Similarly, Jack (real name not used) is into Checkmate by Malorie
Blackman; his reading stamina has been sparked!
Age 6-8 group: Malorie
Blackman for 'Cloud Busting' (Doubleday); Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell for 'Fergus Crane' (Doubleday) and Geraldine McCaughrean for 'Smile!' (OUP).
Upcoming performances see the senior group take part in the National Theatre Connections Festival 2011 with an adaptation by Helen Blakeman of Malorie
Blackman's novel Cloud Busting which can be seen next week at Northern Stage alongside Scarborough Youth Theatre's show, Too Fast.
was attacked on a patch of grass beside Osprey House, on the estate where she has lived since 2001.
Two weeks ago, top authors and writers (Caitlin Moran, Cathy Cassidy, Malorie
Blackman, Alan Gibbons, Bel Mooney) added their voices, imploring our council leader not to shut down 11 libraries, all in areas where reading and library space are vital to communities.
Winners will be announced at the Hay Literary Festival with nal decisions being made by a prestigious line-up of judges including Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and Children's Laureate Malorie
Black-dren's Black man.
THE DEADLY DARE MYSTERIES BY MALORIE
BLACKMAN (RANDOM HOUSE) Age: 7-10 Theo, Ricky and Angela are the stars of three mystery stories, Deadly Dare, Computer Ghost and Lie Detectives, from award-winning Malorie