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Noughts & Crosses (2001)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0552555703, Paperback)Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.
Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?
In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.
(retrieved from Amazon Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:31:22 -0500)
Award-winning author Malorie Blackman tackles the issues of racism and prejudice in a world set in an alternate historical reality. Previous titles by the author include Pig-Heart Boy, Hacker, Dangerous Reality and Operation Gadgetman.
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