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Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3)

Title

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3)

Publisher

Corgi

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780552551946

Pages

510 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award, 2006

Keywords

prejudice; terrorism; vorurteil; racially mixed children; birthfathers; love; forgiveness

Diversity Impact

direct

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3)

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