Noughts & Crosses
- WINNER Children's Book Award 2002 (for Noughts & Crosses)
- WINNER BAFTA (British Film and Television Award) Best drama 2004 (for Pig Heart Boy)
- WINNER Children's Book Circle Eleanor Farjeon Award 2005
DYSTOPIA | FAMILY | IDENTITY | POLITICS
- CURTIS, Christopher Paul: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 (Yearling 1997) middle-class black family goes to visit grandma in Birmingham - the day her church is blown up.
- JOHNSTON, Tony: Bone by Bone by Bone (Roaring Brook Press 2007) the dangerous friendship of a black and a white boy in Tennessee in the 40ies.
- NAIDOO, Beverley: The Other Side of Truth (Puffin 2000) Sade and Femi escape from war-torn Nigeria and desperately try to find a new home in England.
- SWINDELLS, Robert: Ruby Tanya (Yearling 2005) the friendship of two girls against the background of a racist group trying to close down a camp for immigrants.
- WALLACE, Jason: Out of Shadows (Andersen 2010) Harare 1983 - Robert from England befriends the racist bully Ivan, who plans something spectacular when Mugabe comes to visit their boarding school.
- Anita and Me (2002) the story of nine-year-old Meena, the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the Midlands' mining village of Tollington in the 60ies.
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1967) Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against a rape charge.