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Dudley Teenage Book Awards

Teens with a taste for reading are being invited to vote for their favourite shortlisted title as part of Dudley’s sixth Teenage Book Award.

The award recognises the top six books for teens published during 2016 as nominated by teen readers.

The six shortlisted titles for 2016 are Peter Bunzl – Cogheart, Jane Elson - Swimming to the Moon, Stuart Foster - Bubble Boy, Ann Martin - How to look for a lost dog, Laura Martin - Edge of Extinction and Ally Sherrick - Black Powder.

School libraries and library staff are promoting the award which promotes reading and fosters a love of books. Library customers, reading groups and school book groups are being encouraged to read as many of the titles as possible but young people can still vote for their favourite if they don’t read all the nominations.

Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member for libraries said:

“The Dudley Teenage Book Awards are a great way for young people to discover new authors and develop a lifelong love of reading.

“All of the titles are available for loan from our borough libraries and the six title shortlist is a fantastic introduction to contemporary fiction for teens, with titles which cause readers to question, reflect and realise that they are not alone.”

The winner will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday 21March 2017 at the Dormston Mill Theatre from 2pm.

Votes can be cast online via the library pages of the Dudley website www.dudley.gov.uk/libraries until Friday 17 March 2017.

For further information donna.taylor@dudley.gov.uk or call 01384 812955.

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