Discover the trailblazing author of Noughts & Crosses

24th November - 25th February

Take an inspirational journey through the career of one of the nation's most important authors, Malorie Blackman, in this free exhibition at the British Library.

From trials to triumphs, explore Malorie's impact on the world of children's literature. Discover how this library-loving girl grew into one of the UK's most popular authors, and how her enthralling books shine a light on different ways of seeing the world. Find out how she defied expectations to become a literary icon and a trailblazer for inclusivity and representation in publishing.

See the original synopses of her landmark series, Noughts & Crosses, artwork from her novels, the work of some of her biggest inspirations who paved the way before her, as well as that of some of the game-changing authors who have followed in her footsteps.

Please note this exhibition is free and you don't need to book. Taking place in the Library's Paccar 2 Gallery, we expect your visit will take 30 minutes. You may be interested to continue your visit to the Library in the main exhibition space with Fantasy: Realms of Imagination.

Malorie Blackman: The Power of Stories will be closed between 10.00 - 14.30 on the following dates due to school sessions taking place:

  • Monday 5th February
  • Friday 9th February
  • Monday 19th February
  • All Tuesdays during term time
  • All Wednesdays during term time
  • All Thursdays during term time