Make More Noise!


Nosy Crow has compiled a short story anthology to celebrate a century of women’s suffrage. Often, there is a slight disappointment in collections such as this, for not all the contributions are of the same quality. However, with ‘Make More Noise!’ every story is a winner; each draws the reader in and completely captivates with its theme and plot. Every story is different too; somehow you can hear the individual writer’s ‘noise’. The writer’s voice is clear. The message, the history, the learning are not hammered. Only two stories- by Sally Nicholls and Katherine Woodfine- relate directly to the inequality experienced a century ago. These are superb, really thought-provoking stories, each with subtle and new messages.

The other stories concern the achievements of women (Jeanne Willis), defying convention, or expectation, role ambitions or reputation.

Make More Noise!’ is a riveting, beautifully written, assembled collection that celebrates the female experience. Bookwagon is proud to include this title in our shop.

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Make More Noise!

New Stories in Honour of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Emma Carroll, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Ally Kennen, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, M.G. Leonard, Sally Nicholls, Ellla Risbridger, Jeanne Willis, Katherine Woodfine,

(Nosy Crow) – £1.00 from the sale of each book will go directly to Camfed (a charity that tackles poverty and inequality by supporting marginalised girls to go to school and succeed)

Ten of Britain’s best known children’s writers contribute to Make More Noise. These include writers like Emma Carroll and Jeanne Willis. Furthermore this collection celebrates women, female history, equality, opportunity and choice. It seems that every story is strong and deserving of its place in the collection.
This title celebrates a centenary since women won the vote.Therefore the contributing writers acknowledge this event in different ways through their writing. While some stories address the subject directly, other compare the effects of this history. We are reminded of what winning the vote means today. Then again, we consider the individuals who fought for suffrage through torture and lies.
Make More Noise is an essential title for every home and every classroom. It demonstrates the courage, conviction and sacrifice of those involved in securing Votes for Women. Then again it reminds us of our responsibility to vote. Finally, it is a triumphant celebration of the wealth within contemporary children’s literature. 


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