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Alex Wheatle

ALEX WHEATLE is the author of several best-selling books including the young adult novel Home Girl, the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multiaward-winning Crongton series. Wheatle’s body of work is a finalist for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He lives in South London. Cane Warriors is his latest novel.


Cane Warriors


Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.

Home Girl


When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.