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Teignmouth Community School
Teignmouth, Devon
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Carnegie Shadowing Display 2019!

This year a group of enthusiastic students from Teignmouth Community School are meeting each week in the Library to discuss the shortlisted books for the Carnegie Medal 2019. Our group includes a number of keen readers from Year 7, 8, 9, as well as some English teachers and library staff. The author video clips are being shown each Thursday at lunch time in the library, and we aim to post regular reviews on the site . Eventually, students will decide on their favourite book and submit their preference for the new 2019 Shadowers medal winner before the awards are officially announced, and the judges decisions are made on who is to win the Carnegie Medal.


Long Way Down by Izzy
I think that Long Way Down was my most enjoyed book yet. The author uses not only the main plot line but haunting anagrams and thoughts to engage the . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Jasmine
I thought this book was very imaginative and fun. The way she thought of the characters was clever and they were full of humour and a couple of drops . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie
This is a phenomenal book, about a girl who is just trying to find herself. It had quite a quirky plot, but I don't think many other authors could ha . . .
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Long Way Down by Sophie
This is a particularly interesting book, one of the three written in verse. The fact that basically the entire story was based in the elevator made . . .
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Rebound by Sophie
This book was certainly not what I expected! After being told that it was a sports book I didn't really feel like I would particularly enjoy it. Howe . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Izzy
I really enjoyed this book partly because I was already interested in feminism and suffrage. I was surprised at how accepting the community was of les . . .
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Newton Abbot College
The Coyotes
DCC Readers
Dawlish, Devon
The Carnegie Medal was criticised last year for not including any writers of colour in it's longlist and shortlist. Can you recommend any BAME authors that you have enjoyed reading recently?

Malorie Blackman
Benjamin Zephaniah
Bali Rai
Alex Wheatle
Patrice Lawrence
Jamila Gavin
Taran Matharu
Sita Brahmachari
Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Mrs Masterman TCS librarian recommends "One". Another brilliant verse novel - to compare to the 3 that have been shortlisted in 2019. Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, the