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Short-listed Author Julian Sedgewick visits Ely College Reading Group ahead of Carnegie Shadowing and Awards

Great to welcome back Julian Sedgwick last week to visit our Reading group students and talk about Julian Sedgwick Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards 'Carnegie Shadowing'. From now until June, students are encouraged to read as many of the 8 short-listed books as possible, they will then be able to vote for their favourite book!

There are 2 prizes awarded to authors, one is the librarian’s choice and one is the student’s choice. Carnegie is the most prestigious book award for authors of young people’s fiction. Julian very kindly gave his time to attend Reading Group after school to answer questions from the students about his short-listed book ‘Tsunami Girl’. He also showed them some of his notes from planning the material and shared with students how much it means to him to be short-listed for this award.

We wish him every success. As an official Carnegie Shadowing School, Students will be watching the award ceremony via a live link with London on 16th June.