On 18th June, boys from the lower school reading group welcomed pupils from Holy Family Catholic High School to celebrate the announcement of the 2018 Carnegie winner for a work of children’s fiction. The winner was declared, in an event at the British Library in London, Geraldine McCaughrean for Where the World Ends, a powerful novel set on the remote island of St Kilda in 1720s. The winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour was Angie Thomas for her hard hitting novel, The Hate U Give, inspired by the events behind the Black Lives Matter movement.
The votes of our pupils made our own winner Wed Wabbit, by Lissa Evans. However, Where the World Ends and The Hate U Give, came joint second place.
The prize for the best review posted on the Carnegie shadowing website was awarded to Junior Connor. There were also prizes for all pupils who posted reviews. A total of 7,363 reviews were posted by children in this nationwide scheme.
Mrs Rea, MTBS Librarian