Yoto Carnegie 2023 Longlisting for Sita Brahmachari’s When Shadows Fall

Posted in Awards on Wed, 15 February at 12.37 pm

We are thrilled that author Sita Brahmachari has been longlisted for the #YotoCarnegies23 Medal for Writing for the truly special YA novel,  When Shadows Fall,  illustrated by Natalie Sirett.

We are incredibly proud of Sita, Natalie and the team behind this book – described in The Guardian as

“A moving, hard-hitting journey for teens through grief and acceptance, interwoven with powerful illustration and viscerally vivid verse.”

About When Shadows Fall:

Kai, Orla and Zak grew up together, their days spent on the patch of wilderness in between their homes, a small green space in a sprawling grey city. Music, laughter and friendship bind them together and they have big plans for their future – until Kai’s family suffers a huge loss.

Trying to cope with his own grief, as well as watching it tear his family apart, Kai is drawn into a new and more dangerous crowd, until his dreams for the future are a distant memory. Excluded from school and retreating from his loved ones, it seems as though his path is set, his story foretold. Orla, Zak and new classmate Om are determined to help him find his way back. But are they too late?

When Shadows Fall

The Yoto Carnegies

The Yoto Carnegies, the UK’s longest running and best-loved book awards for children and young people, today announced the longlists for 2023. Dominated by independent publishers, the stories range from intimate examinations of family life to sensitive introductions to societal issues impacting the world today, with many reflecting on past histories or looking to the future of our planet.