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Group status: Chiswick Schools Amazing Carnegie Reading Club 2019

Carnegie Reading Group 2019

This year we have a Fantastic group made up of students from years 7, 8 & 9's shadowing the awards process. We meet every other week in the library and discuss what we've read so far and write reviews. We are also really excited this year as all the books are on the Accelerated Reader programme which our Year 7 & 8's take part in.

Mrs Williams & Mrs Flann

The Land of Neverendings by lucia
i did not like this book maybe it was the style of writing or the story i wanted to stop reading it after very short intervals of the reading session . . .
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Long Way Down by lucia
this one i found very interesting because it was about murder and the only problem i found was the ending. but i wont spoil it you should read it . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by lucia
this book was very interesting read it was insightful on how women were and delt with situations . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by lucia
the book was hard to read in it's full due to a complex story but it was enjoyable every step of the way . . .
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Bone Talk by lucia
the first book i read it had an amazing cover and the story matched it an amazing story and wish there was another . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by lucia
the house with chicken legs was out there in terms of it's story but very interesting and kept you wanting to read more. . . .
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Rebound by lucia
rebound was not that interesting if I am honest it did not have a interesting story and it seemed bland and boring. . . .
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The Poet X by lucia
the poet x is very easy to read not that many difficult words. but the contents of the book would not make it reasonable for a primary school student . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Grant
This book was great. It had a really good start and finish and it was a funny read also. . . .
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The Poet X by Grant
The book was good but it had a weird format that was hard to keep up with. . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Grant
I liked this book a lot. It was my favourite book of all of them and it was powerful and at some points it had you on the edge of your chair. . . .
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Bone Talk by Emma
Bone talk was a very interesting book that had many dilemmas which made the book so much more engaging. I would definitely recommend this book to old . . .
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Rebound by Emma
Rebound was an amazing book that really engaged me in it.In future notice I would recommend it being a bit longer because I read it really quick. Alth . . .
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Bone Talk by Declan
I found that the book was interesting and had many tribal features that added to the story and made it more enjoyable changing from your normal fantas . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Nelli
I liked the land of the neverendings best because it had a childrens theme on it. however it was also adult themed which made it more interesting . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Emma
This book was so amazing and it definitely corresponded with the title of the book. It was very well written and made. . . .
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Bone Talk by Megan
Bone Talk is an enjoyable book with really interesting characters. Back in the Phillippines 100 years ago, things were very different and we follow th . . .
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Rebound by Megan
Exciting, heartwarming, real. These words are just three that describe this amazing book. Charlies life has been turned upside-down and it seems there . . .
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The Poet X by Declan
I found the book was a weird book as it showed the life of a girl who was good at poetry but was also someone who would use their fists first but desp . . .
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Rebound by Declan
I found that the book was fun and was more realistic as in the kid constantly argued with his mother and showed a lot of emotion towards the other cha . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by elizabeth
I really enjoyed this book as it connected two stories together, the one of Nell and may and the one of teddy and Evelyn. It explored what a "Sapphic" . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Grant
The house with chicken legs was a good book. It had a good plot and a good choice of vocabulary and word play. Over all it was a good read. . . .
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Long Way Down by max
I liked the style of this book, even though it felt a bit short I liked how it used all the characters and how it deals with loss. . . .
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Rebound by Grant
Rebound was a good book and a good read. It had a good plot and interesting style and word choice. . . .
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Rebound by max
I liked this book a lot because even though it was written like a poem I felt like it was a lot longer then some of the other poem books on the list. . . .
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Bone Talk by Grant
Bone talk is my favourite book so far. It was interesting and action packed full of adventures and Mystery. I think It had good vocabulary and a good . . .
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Long Way Down by Grant
The long way down book was a pretty good book. It included action and mysterious characterise unknown to the reader. It has Good vocabulary and struct . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Luise
The Land of Neverendings is a delightful read for it has all the qualities you would expect a book like it to have. It seems as if it is targeted towa . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Luise
I found the house with chicken legs boring...at first... it is full of adventure and surprise yet almost everyone would enjoy it! You are intrigued by . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Elias
It started of a bit confusingly but got easier as I read on. it wasn't the most adventurous book I've read but it was interesting. I'd recommend this . . .
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Long Way Down by Declan
I found that the book was a very good book as it made me feel sad at certain points but a lot of fun in other moments I found learning about the chara . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Zoe
This book was childish and kind of cliche, but I did appreciate the wonder of childhood imagination that Emily experiences one last time as she learns . . .
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Long Way Down by Elsa
This book had an interesting story and was quite good. although I think it wouldn't have worked very well as a proper book, frankly, I think it was q . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Elizabeth
I found this book boring because the beginning dragged a lot and so did the end.however I liked how they included dark magic and how it was based in t . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Megan
This book is a book to get lost in. Its a fantasy story for children with a heart. Each twist is filled with emotions as you really connect with the c . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Edith
The land of Neverending was a fun story as its based around kids old toys. Although at times it was sad and there were unexpected twists, I really enj . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Eloise
An interesting fantasy book for young people who love touching books. It was filled with emotion. The story explains how Emily comes accept the death . . .
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Long Way Down by Zoe
This was a powerful story of Will breaking free from the norm and doing what is right- even if it means giving up his revenge. I loved the slow appear . . .
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Rebound by Hussein
This book was a very delightful but sad at the same time.This book teaches you a load of lessons that will help you get to closer to people during rou . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Elsa
Although some people may think it is aimed towards younger readers, I really enjoyed this book. It also features important themes like how to cope wi . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Zoe
I loved this book- also A* for representation! It was a really accurate picture of the world pre-WW1, and it showed the injustices and struggles the g . . .
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Bone Talk by Elizabeth
It was an interesting journey with Samkad and little Luki. I found it cute and funny when Samkad called little Luki Mangoface Luki and it was sad when . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Megan
Things a Bright Girl can is a book based around the Suffragette movement - hard times for the main characters Evelyn, Nel and May. The girls proudly s . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Eloise
This novel tells the story of young Marinka and how she longs for a friend. She wants a human friend, not the house! This story is exciting and funny . . .
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Long Way Down by Hussein
This book was really sad.It was a lovely book though.It taught me a load of new things. One negative thing bout this book is that it was very inappro . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Zoe
I really enjoyed this book, although I have to admit the beginning dragged a bit. It was a really innovative idea and I thought it was really creative . . .
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The Poet X by Elizabeth
I found poet x very interesting and thought that it had a cool plot twist as it showed damage between mother and daughter but how they resolved this i . . .
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Long Way Down by Edith
I really enjoyed long way down as its set in one elevator ride and you learn a lot about the characters history and "the rules". I liked how all the c . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Eloise
Things a bright girl can do is an inspirational story about strong women. The story is told through 3 girls working hard to find themselves a place in . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Megan
The House of Chicken Legs follows the life of a girl named Marinka, someone separated from society. Travelling around the world in a House with chicke . . .
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The Poet X by Elsa
The Poet X is, in my opinion, a very good book and would recommend it. However, it has a few themes that kids would not enjoy or understand. These in . . .
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Bone Talk by Zoe
This book was a great representation of the different cultures and Samkad's coming of age story. I was a bit sceptical of some of the story line but i . . .
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Bone Talk by Ryan
This is a really good book. It reminds me of how children can make a change in the very big world. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Hussein
This is book is one of my favourite books i have ever read.Trust me this is really hard to do.This book takes me on a roller of emotions with the var . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ryan
I didn't really enjoy this book as it was quite boring. . . .
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Rebound by Ryan
Rebound is a really good book. It is a story to remember. . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Zoe
This book's style seemed more aimed for younger readers, but I didn't expect the twists and they came as a surprise. The ending seemed unrealistically . . .
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The Poet X by Ryan
This book is very interesting and I enjoyed it thoroughly. . . .
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The Poet X by Megan
Poet X is a heat breaking and important story about a girl going through an extremely tough time. Growing up being a strict Christian, X is forced to . . .
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The Poet X by Eloise
Poet X is a great story told through poems. The main character- X- is a key aspect of this heartbreaking novel about finding your voice. After reading . . .
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Rebound by Zoe
This book wasn't my favourite, but the story line was good. I don't really know enough about basketball to appreciate it, but some of it seemed a bit . . .
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The Poet X by Zoe
I loved the style of this book- it was better for older readers and didn't feel childish. The story was realistic and heartfelt. The poetry style seem . . .
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The Poet X by Elias
At times it was a bit confusing.But it was a very heart felt and well written this book tells you that no challenge is to big. Overall i would really . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Declan
I found that the book was rather repetitive at times in the sense that the character met a friend, lost one and gained one but it picked up my interes . . .
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The Poet X by Nelli
I like The Poet X because it hooked me in and made me imagine what she was saying in my head . . .
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Long Way Down by Nelli
I liked Long Way Down because it showed how you lose someone but then they come back to you. . . .
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Long Way Down by Emma
The book was very interesting and full of fun adjectives. I love how the chapters went along with the elevator as a collaboration. It was emotional an . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Nelli
I liked the house with chicken legs because it was out of the box imagination with it because no one would really think to do a story like that. . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Nelli
I didn't like A skinful of shadows as much due the fact it didn't hook me in and make me interested . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Emma
A skinful of shadows is a interesting book that once you open it drama and magic starts pouring out. When i started reading it i couldn't take my eyes . . .
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Rebound by Nelli
i liked rebound due to the fact it showed a boy who couldn't do basketball and then he believed in himself and he made the goal. . . .
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Rebound by Elias
it was a nice book but a bit hard to understand at some points but then again i don't really like poetry. At some points it didn't seem to rhythm. So . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Elias
it was a bit complicated to follow at some points. It had tons of action and adventure which is what i enjoy the most. Overall i thought it was a very . . .
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Long Way Down by Elias
It was a nice concept with a good rhythm and rhyme to it.It was a bit violent at some points.It was a bit hard to follow at times but other then that . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Elias
I thought it was an absolutely a wonderful book with such a fun idea making me instantly get sucked in to the book. What I really thought that the ide . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Elias
It was a very good combination of a bit of romance and adventure it was a very good plot which kept me on my toes through out. Also it was a good idea . . .
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Bone Talk by Elias
It was a very exciting book with lots of adventure, it was like one of the very classic Indian vs Americans.At some points it was hard to understand.B . . .
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Long Way Down by Eloise
Long way down is a brilliant book, told within the space of a single lift ride. I enjoyed how each chapter ended the same way and that the book taught . . .
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Rebound by Edith
I loved the style of writing and how it is a poem, compared to Poet X this one rhymes and also has comics which make the book seem more childish but i . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Megan
I enjoyed this book a lot. It is based around the story of a girl named Makepeace who faces many problems. It teaches us about differences and the imp . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Elizabeth
I personally think that The Land of Neverendings is such enticing book and really connects you to your childhood.It emphasises the importance dolls an . . .
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Bone Talk by Eloise
This book has been one of my favourites so far. I really enjoyed the sense of adventure throughout the novel. I enjoyed the Historical context and how . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Elsa
I personally really enjoyed this book and recommend it to all. It includes important themes like the LGBTQ+ community, gender equality and WW1 and alt . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Edith
This is definitely the best Carnegie book this year. Although I found it quite boring and hard to get into at the start, the more I read the more I lo . . .
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Long Way Down by Megan
Long Way down is a well written, brilliant book set in America in the modern day - mainly along the theme of guns. It takes us through the story of Wi . . .
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Bone Talk by Luise
I love this book. It is Historical fiction - I usually hate such books yet this one managed to sweep me off my feet. I felt all of the character's pai . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Eloise
A Skinful of Shadows is a brilliantly written novel. The story takes you through Makepeace's (the main character) journey after the death of her mothe . . .
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Rebound by Luise
It is okay for some people who like gangs and sport but I do not like that type of book. It is set out rather strangely - so much so that I could not . . .
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The Poet X by Edith
I found Poet X to be one of the best I have read so far. It covers emotion and being pressured. It talks a lot about how she feels and how she is ster . . .
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Long Way Down by Elizabeth
Its a interesting book as it is laid out as a poem.The plot of the story was interesting but I didn't like how it was presented as a poem as I saw it . . .
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The Poet X by Luise
I did not like The Poet X at all! Certainly not appropriate for our age group (11-12).It is packed full of swearing and honestly, it has been a waste . . .
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Rebound by Eloise
Rebound is a brilliant book about how the main character- Charlie Bell gets into basketball. The book is written through poems and comics strips, stru . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by Luise
A delightful yet skin-crawling read! I was on edge the whole way through. It was obviously carefully thought through and , unless another book takes m . . .
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Long Way Down by Ethan
Long way down was a fascinating book to read it is based on a elevator going down. It tell about revenge of someone close who dies and the protagonist . . .
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Bone Talk by Edith
I liked this book as it was historical and told an interesting story about the past. I like getting to know all the characters and learning little thi . . .
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Bone Talk by Hussein
I really enjoyed this fascinating book.It provided a variety of emotions that hit me deeply,it was like a roller coaster of feelings.In my opinion i t . . .
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Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Edith
I found this quite enjoyable as its educational but also has a great story, it also covers topics like lgbtq+ and first love. I liked how in the backg . . .
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The Poet X by Emma
I think that the poet x was a very engaging book that had lots of interesting words. The amazing story had a great base and I couldn't stop reading it . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emma
The book was very interesting with many ups and downs, but at the end it was all happy and joyful. I loved how exciting and dramatic the book was, in . . .
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The Land of Neverendings by Emma
I think that the book was very interesting and one of the best books that I have ever read. The imagination that was used was very creative and it enh . . .
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Long Way Down by Ryan
I really enjoyed reading this book. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. It was very interesting. However, my only criticism is that it was a bit d . . .
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Grove Park Reading Collective
Chiswick, London

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Orchard House School
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The Harrodian School
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Title: One
Author: Sarah Crossan
Winning Year: 2016

Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends
 

 
 

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker, performer, and winner of the Newbery Medal for his novel-in-verse, The Crossover. He conducts creative writing workshops in middle and high sc . .