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Students Shadow 2018 Carnegie Medal Award

On Monday 18th June, the Academy’s Carnegie Shadowers participated in a celebratory event to coincide with the announcement of this year’s winner of the Carnegie Medal. Prior to the announcement, the group rated and ranked each book on the shortlist, before voting for their favourite title.
Over the course of recent weeks and months, the group enjoyed reading the shortlisted books, discussing, deliberating and defending their own views, about each one of the titles, through the use of the Carnegie judging criteria. As a result of a series of brilliant book debates in the library, the majority of the shadowers concluded that the most worthy winner was …‘The Hate You Give’, by Angie Thomas.
However, the Carnegie judges (CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) gave the prestigious award to ‘Where the World Ends’, by Geraldine McCaughrean.
Nonetheless, the group’s disappointment soon faded with news that ‘The Hate You Give’ was given a special commendation the ‘Amnesty CILIP Honour’, in recognition of the author’s remarkable capacity to communicate personal rights and freedoms to readers.

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