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Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1)

Title

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1)

Publisher

Corgi Children's

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9780552555708

Pages

478 pages

Genre

fantasy

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

Lexile Measure

HL580L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Race discrimination; single mother; death of a father; racism; prejudice; segregation

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father; single mother

Awards

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, 2017, Finalist, Rapid Reads
Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award, 2002, Winner
North East Book Award, 2002, Short List
Red House Children's Book Award, 2002, Overall Winner
White Ravens Award, 2002, Winner, Great Britain
Wirral Paperback of the Year Award, 2003, Winner
100 Best Books to Read Before You're 14, 2016 Age (12-14)

Keywords

terrorism; love; warring families; friendship; servants; class system; high school; political battle

Diversity Impact

direct

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1)


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