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Concorde Book Award 2017

Civil rights novel ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ has been chosen as the 2017 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people, the Concorde Book Award.

The debut novel by American author Robin Talley beat off competition from five other young people’s fiction titles to claim the coveted award. Receiving the award, Robin Talley said: “It’s an incredible thrill to receive an award that’s given out by young readers themselves. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s a part of the Concorde Book Awards, whether as an organizer or as a participant. I encourage all of the students who read and voted for these awards to keep on reading, and to keep thinking critically about the books you read. It’s a wonderful way to learn, but more importantly, it’s a lot of fun.”

This year’s six shortlisted books have been nominated by young people across South Gloucestershire and are free to borrow from any South Gloucestershire Library and free to reserve on a child or young adult card

The Concorde Book Award is for anyone in years 7 and 8 at secondary school. A really important part of the award is that young people are very involved all the way through; from choosing the longlist and the winner to giving presentations at the award ceremony.

Look out for more information about the Concorde Book Award 2018 – coming soon.

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