Young City Reads 2020

Young City Reads returned in March 2020 with another fab title for children across the city (and the wider region) to read together. The concept is simple – one book, by one author is selected for classes to read, explore, discuss and creatively engage with. The 2020 title is Malamander by Thomas Taylor, a captivating seaside-based mystery.

More than 3,000 children were signed up to take part in Young City Reads before lockdown, and when schools closed we decided to make all the materials available online.

The aim of Young City Reads at home is to extend the reach of the project and offer families across Sussex a reading challenge they can complete together while the schools remain closed, in their own time, and at their own pace.

After 10 weeks of Malamander themed activities, the project concluded on 21st May with a special virtual event with this year’s author Thomas Taylor.