WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES . . . Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father . . . Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered . . .
MALORIE BLACKMAN was the Childrenâ€™s Laureate between 2013-2015, and has written over sixty books. She is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers, and has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children's Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and in 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children's books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children's literature, and in 2013 she topped the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most influential black figures. She has been described by The Times as 'a national treasure'.