Many congratulations to Hannah Lowe - winner of the Costa Book of the Year for The Kids! Our incredible Selectors picked it for our PBS Autumn Choice, so we couldn’t be happier for Hannah. Chair of the Judges Reeta Chakrabarti described The Kids as "joyous... warm and completely universal." Inspired by a decade teaching in an inner-city London sixth form, at the heart of this book of compassionate and energetic sonnets is her students. But the poems go further, meeting her own child self in the riotous 80s and her small son growing up in contemporary London. These are deeply felt poems interrogating the acts of teaching and learning, class, gender and race with empathy and humour. Boisterous and musical, these poems explore and explode the universal experience of what it is to be taught, and to teach, and reach out to the child within us all.
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