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

Title

Naughts & Crosses (Naughts & Crosses #1)

Publisher

Corgi Children's

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780552555708

Pages

478 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl and boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father single parent

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Naughts & Crosses (Naughts & Crosses #1)

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