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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Branford Boase Award 2011 winner

Branford Boase Award 2011 winnerOut Of Shadows by Jason Wallace, edited by Charlie Sheppard and published by Andersen Press, has won this year's Branford Boase Award, which is given each year to the most outstanding work of fiction for children by a first time novelist. Out of Shadows is set in Zimbabwe in the 1980s. The war is over, independence has been won and Robert Mugabe has come to power offering hope, land and freedom to black Africans. It is the end of the old way and the start of a promising new era. For Robert Jacklin, it’s all new: new continent, new country, new school. But, very quickly he learns that for some of his classmates, the sound of guns is still loud, and their battles rage on

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