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Teens Urged to Vote for Favourite Book

Teenagers across the borough are urged to vote for their favourite book as Dudley libraries launch the Teenage Book Award 2014.

Library staff in borough and school libraries have worked with young people to ask them to nominate six books, which are aimed at teenagers and published during 2014, to be entered into the annual Teenage Book Award.

The titles in the running, having beaten off stiff competition, are

‘Dragon Shield’ by Charlie Fletcher

‘Half Bad’ by Sally Green

‘Taken’ by David Massey

A Soldier’s Friend’ by Megan Rix

‘Dandelion Clocks’ by Rebecca Westcott

‘A Boy Called Hope’ by Lara Williamson

Young people can now vote for their favourite title at and have until Friday March 13 2015. 

PTC students can also vote in the ILC, please see Mrs Borley or one of our student librarians.

The award is designed to encourage young people to read more and consider reading books that they would not normally read.

The winner will be announced at a presentation ceremony in March 2015.

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