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Kathryn Erskine - Author

About the Author

Kathryn Erskine grew up country-hopping, living in the Netherlands, Israel, South Africa and Scotland before finally settling in Virginia, USA. After working as a lawyer for fifteen years, Kathryn realised that her real passion lay in writing. Mockingbird, her first novel to be published in the UK, won an American National Book Award in 2011.

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Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

Author: Kathryn Erskine Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2017

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Author: Kathryn Erskine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown: Stony Gap, Virginia. And when Red's daddy dies, he's left with his younger brother, his mama, and some hard decisions. With their money dwindling, Red does everything he can to keep the family business - a gas station, repair shop and convenience store - afloat. But when he uncovers some of the racial injustices that have been happening in Stony Gap since before he was born, Red is faced with unsettling questions about the legacy behind his family's shop, and everything he's fighting for...And through his friendships with some unlikely characters, Red starts to see there's a whole lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world. This is a new title from American National Book Award-winning author, Kathy Erskine (Mockingbird). This is a thought-provoking historical fiction tackling the important themes of race and responsibility in 70s America, but with elements that resonate on a wider scale. It has strong appeal for book clubs.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Author: Kathryn Erskine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Caitlin misses her brother every day. Since his death in a school shooting, she has no one to explain the world to her. And for Caitlin, the world is a confusing place. She hates it when colours get mixed up, prefers everything to be black-and-white, and needs to check her Facial Expressions Chart to understand emotions. So when Caitlin reads the definition of closure , she decides that's what she needs. And as she struggles to find it, a world of colour begins to enter her black-and-white life...

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