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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020, Best Story category
From the Blue Peter Awards website : Laura Wood brings us a contemporary book for fierce pre-teens who want to make the world a better place. Effie aims to make her new school a more inclusive space which encourages everyone to fulfil their potential. Inspired by the Women’s March of 2017, this book provides girls with the belief that they can make a difference, even with the smallest of things. This is a book which will resonate with all girls.
Join Effie Kostas as she fights to become Student Council President in her new school. With a campaign team of loveable misfits, she tackles the truly important subjects: gender imbalance, outdated school conventions... and good-looking boys stealing the last slice of chocolate cake at lunchtime. A laugh out-loud rallying call for switched-on kids everywhere.
|Publication date:||3rd January 2019|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous, School Stories|
Laura Wood is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing. Her first YA novel A Sky Painted Gold was shortlisted for the 2019 YA Book Prize, 2018 BAMB Readers’ Awards and the 2019 Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Awards. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Vote for Effie and the Poppy Pym series for younger readers.More About Laura Wood