Malorie Blackman Biography by Verna Allette Wilkins

Malorie Blackman Biography

Written by Verna Allette Wilkins
Illustrated by Virginia Gray
Part of the Black Star Series Series


Malorie Blackman Biography by Verna Allette Wilkins

This book tells Malorie's story, from her school years and business studies at university to her career in computing and her family life. It includes an interview and the journey to becoming a successful writer.


Full marks to Tamarind for their excellent Black Stars series. Children need positive role models and this, precisely, is what the series will provide. Highly recommended * Scholastic Junior Education * Young readers are implicitly advised to follow their dreams and have confidence in themselves

About the Author

Verna Wilkins is the author of 30 picture books and biographies for young people. Her books have featured on National Curriculum and BBC children's television, and been chosen among the Children's Books of the Year. She was born in Grenada and lives in London.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


48 pages


Verna Allette Wilkins
More books by Verna Allette Wilkins


Tamarind Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

4th September 2008



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

Lovereading 4 schools