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500 Words: Black Lives Matter
- Narrated by: Nicole Kidman, Angellica Bell, Sanjeev Bhaskar, David Tennant, Jim Broadbent, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Underwood, Amanda Abbington, Stephen Graham, Shobna Gulati, Vivienne Acheampong, Jude Owusu, Rebecca Gethings, James Hepher
- Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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Hot on the heels of the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition hosted by Virgin Radio this month, Bonnier Books UK is publishing a collection of 100 inspiring, moving and poignant short stories submitted by children from across the country.
Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5 and 13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter. Originally devised by Chris Evans, the 500 Words competition has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling.
The illustrious judging panel, chaired by Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood, reviewed thousands of submissions from which they have shortlisted eight finalists and a selected a further 92 stories to be included in this important and timely collection.
All royalties from the sale of this book will be matched by the publisher and donated to children's charities dedicated to ensuring young people of all backgrounds are given the best opportunities in life.