Win this award-winning book of poems about migration by Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen has been awarded the CliPPA (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award) for his book of poems about migration, On the Move, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Michael Rosen has been announced the winner of the UK’s leading award for published poetry for children, CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award). He receives the award for his collection On the Move, Poems About Migration, published by Walker Books and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

On the Move explores Michael Rosen’s own past, as the son of a Polish-Jewish family growing up in London, and includes poems about his “missing” relatives, who lost their lives in the Holocaust. After these very personal poems, the book’s last section, called On the Move Again, connects his experiences with migration around the world to explain that we are all, always, on the move.

Read our review of On the Move: Poems About Migration

Allie Esiri, chair of the judges, says, “The shortlist for this year’s CLiPPA was extremely strong, showcasing outstanding poetry for young people of all ages, but the judges were unanimous in choosing On the Move as the winner. Michael Rosen says in his introduction that poetry is a way of thinking, and On the Move prompts us to think deeply about ourselves, other people, our shared place in the world. The collection is both intensely personal and universal. It speaks to readers of all ages and, when so many are on the move, it couldn’t be more timely.”

For the chance to win one of three copies of this beautiful book, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

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