Category Archives: Racial conflict

A powerful and emotional story of race and prejudice

Title: Noughts and Crosses

Author: Malorie Blackman


Suitable KS/Age/Year: Year 9

Key themes: ethnic diversity, prejudice, race, equality, democracy, teenage relationships

Teaching ideas:  exploring differing social, cultural and historical traditions; comparisons with similarly themed poetry and texts; exploring narrative styles; visual representations of experience as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; rewriting events from perspective of different characters; drama activities (such as thought tracking).

Challenges: challeging themes.