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Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: London : Doubleday : Corgi, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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Sephy has struggled to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society and to make her mark as a singer. But her daughter, Callie Rose, now a young adult, has discovered the truth about her dead father and his role in the fight for equality. As Callie Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father's world, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous and deadly game. Suggested level: secondary.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Teen fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malorie Blackman
ISBN: 9780385607735 0385607733 0552551945 9780552551946
OCLC Number: 972515981
Notes: Sequel to: Knife edge.
Description: 510 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Paperback -Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage, and becomes determined to find out more, to honour both sides of her heritage. But her father's family has a complicated history --
one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly, it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner...
Other Titles: Check mate
Responsibility: Malorie Blackman.

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Sephy has struggled to raise her mixed-race child in an apartheid society and to make her mark as a singer. But her daughter, Callie Rose, now a young adult, has discovered the truth about her dead father and his role in the fight for equality. As Callie Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into her father's world, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous and deadly game. Suggested level: secondary.

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