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Heritage Hive Heroes
Clowne, nr Chesterfield
Group status: We have been meeting to discuss the books every Wednesday for a month so far...

The Heritage Hive Heroes 2017

Our group meet every Wednesday to discuss the books over biscuits. Railhead was an early favourite but Beck and Wolf Hollow have also become popular as students read more. Some of the books on theis year's list have been quite challengeing (for a number of reasons) but the students in our group are meeting this challenge enthusiastically and are really enjoying debating their favourite books. We have not been able to decide which book we think will win this year. The group agree that this is the hardest year to pick a winner from as the books are all so different and engaging in their own ways. We are looking forward to watching the Carnegie awards live and finding out who wins the 2017 medal.

Shannon Palmer

Netherthorpe School
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Springwell Community College
The Heritage Highers
Clowne, nr Chesterfield
Netherthorpe School
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Which book did you choose to read first?

The Stars at Oktober Bend
Salt to the Sea
The Smell of Other People's Houses
The Bone Sparrow
Wolf Hollow
Sputnick's Guide to Life on Earth
Title: Buffalo Soldier
Author: Tanya Landman
Winning Year: 2015

Charley, a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi