Noughts And Crosses Malo­rie Blackman, 2001

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - 20 Greatest Books -

The 20 years of SFX’s ex­is­tence have co­in­cided with an era when YA writ­ers have of­ten chal­lenged adult as­sump­tions about what kinds of sub­jects fic­tion for ado­les­cents should tackle. En­ter Malo­rie Blackman OBE, whose dystopian Noughts And Crosses se­quence tack­les racism and slav­ery. It’s also a con­sid­er­able fan­tasy work, imag­in­ing a world where Africans gained a tech­no­log­i­cal and po­lit­i­cal ad­van­tage over Euro­peans.

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