Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts and Crosses is to be made into a BBC One drama series.
The adaptation will be based on the critically-acclaimed first book in the Noughts and Crosses series, set in a dystopian society where black people are the ruling class.
It tells the forbidden interracial love story between Sephy, a “Cross” and politician’s daughter; and Callum, a “Nought” and member of the underclass.
The drama is expected to air next year.
The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has written a children’s book about a little girl who discovers the joys of life away from her computer.
Randi Zuckerberg, 31, was inspired to write the book Dot after worrying about her own son’s future.
“Life’s a little bit richer when you look up from the screen,” Ms Zuckerberg writes on her blog.
“As I watch my two-year-old begin to discover technology, I feel certain that this is an important message to share with a younger audience.”
The number of young people reading from a screen every day has overtaken those who read printed material for the first time.
However, according to research done by the National Literacy Trust, it could be potentially detrimental to their reading ability.
The study found those who read only electronic books daily are significantly less likely to be strong readers than those who read daily in print, and are much less likely to enjoy reading.
The research, which surveyed 34,910 young people aged eight to 16, also revealed that fewer students who read from devices reported having a favourite book.