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Reading Is Power: What's It All About?

We want to empower young people to talk passionately and confidently about the books that inspire them. Share the READING IS POWER MANIFESTO, created by young people with your students. Try writing your own as a class, year group or school to show what Reading is Power means to you.

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Books have the power to bring people together. Students will be learning, sharing, motivating, challenging, creating and supporting each other while getting involved.  Find out how to create and upload your own ReadioTV episode.

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When your students have recorded their READIOTV episode, upload it to WeTransfer here and send it to to be shared on the official READIOTV channel. Please ensure students have parental permission if needed.


You Against Me by Jenny Downham
recommended by Patrice Lawrence, author of Orangeboy

A book that had a big impact on Patrice growing up: 
Jenny Downham’s You Against Me which has a contemporary love story at its heart. Rich girl Ellie and poor boy Mikey meet and start to fall for each other. When Mikey’s traumatised sister accuses Ellie’s older brother of sexual assault at a party, the two families’ futures become entangled. A beautiful novel about class, consent and two young people who should never have fallen in love.

About Patrice:
Patrice Lawrence has been writing for as long as she has been reading. Her debut novel, Orangeboy, won the Waterstone’s Book Prize for Older Readers and the YA Book Prize, and her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the Crime Fest Best Crime Fiction for Young Adults and was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. 
About Snap: 
When Soraya’s younger brother Farhad runs off into the night, Soraya and her friend, Austin, are in a race against time to find him. High above the streets, Farhad’s guilt closes in. He doesn’t want to be found. A story of two friends, one missing boy and a secret as precious as gold. 

View all of our previous YA Book Club picks here


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Watch all ReadioTV Episodes

ReadioTV is a book review show for young people, run by young people, where they discuss their favourite and most significant books. Watch recent episodes below and read our easy β€˜How to’ guide to find out how you can create your own ReadioTV episode.