Misfit (RA9; IA11+)
A warm-hearted take on black identity in modern Britain by debut author, Kimberly Redway.
George Turner is a misfit. He doesn't fit in with his family and his older brothers are trying to make sure that he's an outsider at his new school. He'll never be cool and he'll never get the girl... or will he?
Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font and illustrations, Misfit is aimed at readers aged 11+ and has a manageable length (80 pages) and reading age (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
Book band: Grey
Kimberly Redway was born in Birmingham, England and currently works as a Recruitment Administrator in Smethwick. She is an avid reader and achieved a BA Honours Creative Writing with English Literature in 2010. She has published an anthology called Objection to Perfection and a magazine called Coquettish Professional. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys listening to k-pop and going to the cinema. When she was eleven she sent out manuscripts to editors and received responses that encouraged her to continue and improve her writing. She writes young adult fiction and her childhood literature heroes include Jacqueline Wilson, Bali Rai and Melvin Burgess.