Meeting the Carnegie Shadowers

Thanks to @BarnetLibraries for this photo

One of the most important aspects of a Carnegie-Greenaway shortlisting is the Carnegie-Greenaway Shadowing scheme in which young people "shadow" the judging process. The read, discuss and review the books on each shortlist. Watch a video on How to Shadow the awards.

I was lucky enough to be invited to a great day in the company of shadowers in Barnet, North London – one of the few times I get to discuss Bone Talk with children who have actually read it. Our discussion touched on Colonialism, the Raj and the Windrush. Fantastic. Thank you, Barnet librarians for organising!

Here is the Twitter thread from that day:

L to R: Presentations from Friern Barnet School, Hendon School and East Barnet.
Signing books with all my paraphernalia: Cartoon Stamp, Stamp Pad, Multi-coloured Gel Pens.

This piece might look familiar, if you follow me on Twitter. I am slowly reproducing Twitter threads on this blog in the name of keeping a proper record. 

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