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Chobham Academy Book Group
40 Cheering lane, London
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

Salt to the Sea by Shannon
Salt to the sea is an incredibly moving book that follows the story of four characters in quadruple narrative in Germany during the time of the Second . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Shannon
Wolf Hollow is an intensely moving book that applies some of the common problems for young teens, such as bulling, today and portrays them in the past . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Shannon
The smell of other people’s hoses is set in 1970’s Alaska and is a quadruple narrative about the lives four young teenagers dealing with problems . . .
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Which book did you choose to read first?

Salt to the Sea
25% (1 vote)

Railhead
25% (1 vote)

Sputnick's Guide to Life on Earth
50% (2 votes)

   
 
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
 

 
 

Lauren Wolk

After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English tea . .