DIVerse Families
 
Naughts & Crosses (Naughts & Crosses #1)

Title

Naughts & Crosses (Naughts & Crosses #1)

Publisher

Corgi Children's

Pages

478 pages

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780552555708

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Race discrimination; Family member death; racism; prejudice; deceased father

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father single parent

Main Character

girl and boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Awards

Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award, 2002; Red House Children's Book Award, 2002; White Ravens Award, 2002; Wirral Paperback of the Year Award, 2003

Keywords

terroism; love; warring families; friendship

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Naughts & Crosses (Naughts & Crosses #1)

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