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Tower Hamlets Book Awards

What a fantastic time we had at the ‘Tower Hamlets Book Award 2021, Grand Finale ’ at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Thursday afternoon!  Iqra, Yusuf, Adan, Ne’mah, Aleksey and Anjum (from year 5 and 6), delivered a fabulous presentation on Jen Wang’s, ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker.’  They received high praise from the judges, particularly from Jennifer Bell, who praised the group’s use of costumes, poetry, music and dance to highlight the key themes of the book, and stated that their performance had definitely persuaded her to read the book.  Rida (year 6) also won a prize for her entry into the art competition!  Whilst there, we met the authors Jennifer Bell, Jasbinder Bilan and Ben Davis and excitingly received book dedications and autographs from them all.

Now we can officially reveal the winners of the competition…In third place, Jen Wang’s ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’; in second place, Jennifer Bell with ‘Wonderscape’, and in first place, Joseph Coelho’s , ‘Zombierella’! 

This was indeed a star-studded afternoon as we celebrated reading for pleasure! Which of these stories will you read next?​