Every week you will find a new reading recommendation. It will be a mix of new and old books and all recommendations are available in your school library.
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Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
This ingenious frame story is made up of ten short stories which take place on a walk home from school. Without adults on the walk, we get to see each child’s personality shine and it feels intimate as though the stories are being relayed directly to the reader. Stories stand-alone but also have clever interconnections.
Characters are well-developed and display motivations that are compelling and convincing throughout. It provides a real snapshot into the lives and concerns of others. There is an impressive array of themes explored bullying, homophobia and bereavement to name but three. All are broached with a deft, lightness of touch and considerable warmth and all help to promote understanding and empathy in impressive ways. Alongside each of the stories we read, there are also numerous story starts to intrigue and capture the imaginations of readers leaving them thinking about the characters. An engaging, funny and totally unique read!
Look Both Ways has been shortlisted for this year’s Carnegie Medal.