Malorie Blackman


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National Children Author’s and Illustrators Week continues with the celebration of Marjorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman June 2008

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Malorie Blackman is an award winning children’s author from the UK. She made history in 2013 as Britain’s first black children’s laureate. A children’s laureate is a position awarded in the UK every two years to celebrate the success of a writer or author of children’s books.

As children’s laureate, Malorie challenged a history curriculum designed to focus on British Royals and minimize the British minority experience. She felt this change in curriculum would cause black children to not want to attend school. Malorie also pushed for more books on British minorities and more diversity among books written for children

Malorie is best known for her teenage series Noughts and Crosses, which is a Romeo and Juliet-esque story that takes place in a segregated world where the blacks rule over the whites.

In addition, Malorie is the author of over 60 books for youth and teens books including Chasing the Stars, Cloud Busting, Tell Me No Lies, and The Monster Crisp-Guzzler.

Malorie has received numerous awards for her work During her time as children’s laureate, Malorie encouraged parents and children to spend at minimum 10 minutes a day reading with children.  Besides that, she believes all children need to spend more time reading.

Malorie is a true representation of a MOcha Gem and today we celebrate her and all of her accomplishments.

You can check out all of Malorie’s books at Amazon or at her website.

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