We were delighted to award the 2021 Trinity Schools Book Award to Susin Nielsen for this wonderful story about homelessness. Although Susin couldn’t join us live for the Ceremony at Ibstock Place School as she was on set filming, she recorded a wonderful and heartfelt message of thanks to all the students who had read and loved her book enough to vote it the winner in a very strong shortlist.
The online Ceremony, held at Ibstock Place School, was ably put together by their librarian, Helen Cleaves. We had an excellent Q&A with all the authors who ‘attended’ the ceremony, with pupils submitting the questions beforehand. We had some very tantalising glimpses into the writer’s dens and methods of working, and some hints about next books due to come out soon.
Always a highlight of the Trinity Schools Book Award is it’s unique focus on creative responses to books, and we saw some amazing examples of the work that students produced for this shortlist. They will be up on the website shortly.
Everyone at the ceremony enjoyed themselves, and we look forward to next years Awards. The new shortlist will be revealed shortly.