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Check out our selection of activities to help you to improve your reading skills including activities to get thinking and writing about your favourite books and exclusive videos with best-loved authors.

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Mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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    Research and write about the Holocaust with author Liz Kessler

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    Read extracts of When The World Was Ours by Liz Kessler

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    Becoming by Michelle Obama ( 13+)

    Watch Michelle Obama talk about her debut memoir, Becoming

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    Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman (13+)

    Watch the BBC's version of Noughts + Crosses by Malorie Blackman

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    Ordinary People by Diana Evans ( 16+)

    Watch Diana Evans introduce her award winning novel, Ordinary People

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    Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (16+)

    Hear Bernardine Evaristo`s recommended reads that are helping her escape to somewhere else entirely.

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    Nikesh Shukla editor of The Good Immigrant (16+)

    Watch Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant, shares some of the ideas that inspired the book

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    In conversation with Sarah Crossan (13+)

    Watch Sarah Crossan discuss her award winning novel Toffee and answer questions about her career

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    In conversation with Alex Wheatle

    Watch author Alex Wheatle discuss his latest novel Cane Warriors and answer questions about his career

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