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SMMA pupils with Meg Rosoff at the Teen Read Vote 2015

Islington Teen Read Vote 2015

23 March 2015

Ten pupils from St Mary Magdalene attended the Islington Teen Read Vote 2015 awards ceremony at Islington Waterstones on Tuesday 3rd March. The audience, made up of pupils from a number of Islington secondary schools, were there to hear who was to be announced winner of the 2015 teen read vote. Pupils had been voting since October 2014, participating in two separate phases to identify who they believe should be the winning book of 2015.

The event kicked off with one of the shortlisted authors, Meg Rosoff providing a thought provoking talk, asking pupils to question what and how they think and stressing the importance of reading and the creative role it plays in people’s lives. The event then moved on to the exciting reveal – the Islington Teen Read winner for 2015! This year it was Julie Berry and her book, All the Truth that’s in Me – congratulations to Julie! Click here to listen to her acceptance speech (all the way from America)!

At the end of the event, pupils had the opportunity to chat to Meg Rosoff and ask her to sign copies of her books. Many thanks to the organiser Geoff James, Manager of Islington Library Services to Children and Young people, for coordinating the event, connecting schools across Islington and brining focus to the vital role reading plays in young people lives. We look forward to the 2016 event!

Emma Wallace
Academy Librarian