Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1)
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Family member death; Race discrimination; single mother; death of a father; racism; prejudice; segregation
male teenager; female teenager
Black / White
mother and father; single mother
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)
terrorism; love; warring families; friendship; servants; class system; high school; political battle
Blackman, Malorie, "Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1)" (2006). Diverse Families. 520.