Noughts and Crosses #3: Checkmate

Can the future ever erase the past?

In a world divided by racial hatred, Callie Rose is imprisoned by her skin. Neither black nor white, she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father. As Rose grows up, she longs to know more, and to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father’s family has a dangerous history – one tied up with the fight for Nought equality. And as Rose takes her first steps into this world, she’s drawn into a game of very high stakes. A game that can only have one winner…

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    Malorie Blackman

    The former Children’s Laureate is the awardwinning author of over 50 books, including the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.


    Malorie Blackman’s many awards include the Red House and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Noughts and Crosses. In 2005 she was awarded the Elearnor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature; an OBE followed in 2008 and from 2013-15 she was the Children’s Laureate.

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