Win Alex Wheatle's award-winning Crongton books for teenagers, about life on the fictional South Crong council estate
Bestselling author Alex Wheatle published his first book for teenagers in 2015, and went on to win the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize. Now you can win the entire Crongton series – voice-driven YA that's as funny as it is thrilling.
Alex Wheatle is the bestselling author of several books for adults – including Brixton Rock, now called a 'modern classic'. He's one of the authors supporting our BookTrust Represents project. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
So it's little wonder that Alex Wheatle's series of Crongton books, set in a fictional inner city estate, are absolutely brilliant.
Readers aged 12+ will lap up the four books up for grabs – Liccle Bit, Crongton Knights, Straight Outta Crongton and Kerb-Stain Boys. Grappling with issues as serious and topical as gang culture and divorce, they are also full of everyday details that teens will relate to, such as changing friendship groups and trying to win over someone you fancy.
We have three sets of these books, SIGNED by Alex Wheatle, so enter the competition below for a chance to win.
Our three-year project promotes and supports children’s authors and illustrators of colour, so young readers find the books that represent them.