Blackman tells of 'surprise' at laureate 'vitriol'

Malorie Blackman has urged the next children’s laureate to speak their mind, despite describing her "surprise" at the “vitriolic reaction” she had received to some of her own campaigns. Blackman is coming to the end of her two-year stint in the role and the new laureate will be announced next week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Misquote has UK children's laureate Malorie Blackman defending her cry for more diversity in children's books

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