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Checkmate / Malorie Blackman.

By: Blackman, Malorie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackman, Malorie. Noughts & Crosses sequence: 3.; Blackman, Malorie. Noughts and crosses: 3.; Noughts & crosses: 3; Noughts and Crosses: Publisher: London : Doubleday ; Corgi, 2005Description: 510 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780552551946.Other title: Check mate.Subject(s): Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction | Racism -- Juvenile fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction | Racially mixed children -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction | Race discrimination -- Juvenile fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction | Social control -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: BLA
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Paperback -Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner...
Summary: Sephy has struggled to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society and to make her mark as a singer. But her daughter, Callie Rose, now a young adult, has discovered the truth about her dead father and his role in the fight for equality. As Callie Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father's world, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous and deadly game. Suggested level: secondary.
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Teenage Fiction BLA 1 Checked out 12/07/2020
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Teenage Fiction BLA 3 Checked out 21/07/2020

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Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the pale-skinned Noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows up she becomes determined to find out more about her parentage. As Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father's world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into danger.

Sequel to: Knife edge.

Paperback -Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner...

Sephy has struggled to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society and to make her mark as a singer. But her daughter, Callie Rose, now a young adult, has discovered the truth about her dead father and his role in the fight for equality. As Callie Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father's world, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous and deadly game. Suggested level: secondary.

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