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Michael Rosen wins Children's Laureate prize

Issue No. 2055

Michael Rosen showing children his award (Pic:

Michael Rosen showing children his award (Pic: » Guy Smallman)

Socialist Worker congratulates Michael Rosen on becoming Children's Laureate. He received the award at a ceremony in London on Monday.

The position is awarded every two years to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Judges consider nominations from a range of organisations representing librarians, critics, writers, booksellers and children.

Michael said: 'I hope that I'll be able to boost all children's reading for pleasure. One of the things I would like to do is help set up a website where poets and children can perform their poems, like a YouTube for performance poetry.'

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Tue 12 Jun 2007, 19:56 BST
Issue No. 2055
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