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Manchester High School for Girls

Group status: It's shortlist announcement day and we're all excited about what we're going to be reading this year

We've got 32 pupils and 2 English teachers shadowing the Carnegie shortlist this year, led by 3 librarians. Organised into 6 little discussion groups we read, swap, hold weekly discussions and judge the shortlisted books. We love Carnegie Medal shadowing and look forward to it every year. This year we've also got 6 pupils shadowing the Greenaway shortlist for the first time.

Miss Hawker

Withington Girls' School
Manchester Academy
DTA Bookclubbers
Withington Girls School
Which book are you most excited to see on the Carnegie shortlist this year?

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
After the Fire by Will Hill
Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
Rook by Anthony McGowan
Release by Patrick Ness
Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Title: Salt to the Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Winning Year: 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stori


Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick's first novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase award for the Best Debut Children's Novel of 2000. His books have been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The Blue Peter Book Award, The . . .



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