Wonderful to see The Sound of Everything shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. It’s an intriguing and strong list that shows much variety and talent:
Ace of Spades (Faridah Àbíkí-Íyímídé, Usborne)
We’re Going to Find the Monster (Malorie Blackman & Dapo Adeola, Puffin)
The Musical Truth: A musical history of modern Black Britain in 28 songs (Jeffrey Boakye, illus by Ngadi Smart, Faber)
Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Maisie Chan, Piccadilly Books)
The Sound of Everything (Rebecca Henry, Everything With Words)
The Crossing (Manjeet Mann, Penguin).