Bancroftians Chosen for New Literary Website
To coincide with World Book Day, The Guardian newspaper has launched a new website for children and young people dedicated to books and reading. Would be reviewers were invited to submit their reasons why they should be involved to the Guardian’s book editor and a panel of 100 “curators” for the website were picked. The curators come from all over England and beyond, as far afield as Peru and Egypt. Of the 100 curators, six are Bancroftians: Elana Kaymer, Abi Shine, Hanna Margetson-Rushmore, Ciara Murphy, Henry Meech and Harriet Bartlett. Their role is to review books, interview authors and so on.
The website, which is an “adult free” area, is divided into three zones: under sevens, eight to 12 and 13 plus. The Bancroft’s girls have already been put to work. Ciara travelled with two other curators to The Guardian’s London HQ where they interviewed Michelle Paver, author of Wolf Brother; Elana has put a question to Michael Morpurgo and submitted a review of Annabel Pitcher’s My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece.
Follow this link to access the website: Guardian children’s books