Henk van Straten writes best jongerenboek

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Of the translated books is The Hate You Give Angie Thomas, translated by Jasper Mutsaers, the most rewarding. Both winning writers get 15,000 euros. The 17-year-old chairman of the jury Sem de Muinck Keizer is very excited about, We say here not half-brother: “A very funny and vivid book about ‘find yourself’, that every teenager should read.” The Hate You Give is according to him ’is a stunning and powerful book’. “It’s heavy, but very accessible,” he says.

With the announcement in Utrecht on Friday evening, the national book week for Young people began, which lasts until 30 september. The initiators want to pupils of the upper secondary pleasure in reading discover. It is needed, because young people read less and less.

For the book week for Young people 2018 wrote three writers of short stories, compiled in 3PAK, that gift is done to young people by the bookstore and public libraries. The authors are Nhung Dam, Raoul de Jong and Tim Hofman, also known as a presenter. The bundle is distributed free of charge to 82.200 young people. A team of 21 authors goes in the jongerenboekenweek along a hundred schools. There they go with the pupils of vmbo, havo and vwo in conversation about reading and writing.

The book week for Young people is a campaign of the Foundation CPNB, Stichting lezen and The Schrijverscentrale and is supported by, among others, the Dutch Foundation for literature.

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