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Bloomsbury presents Teacher's Dead by Benjamin Zephaniah, read by Ben Bailey Smith.

For young people dealing with ideas in a post-truth world, Benjamin Zephaniah's story of violence, truth and the media is as powerful and pertinent as when it was first published.

A teacher is dead, murdered by two of his students in front of the whole school. Right in front of Jackson Jones.

But Mr. Joseph was a good man - people liked him, respected him. How could those boys stab him and jog away like nothing had happened?

Unable to process what he has seen, Jackson begins his own investigation: everyone knows who did it, but as Jackson uncovers more about the boys, he becomes convinced that people need to understand why.

Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's audiobooks for young adult listeners.

©2007 Benjamin Zephaniah (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"Benjamin Zephaniah rides straight through everybody's taboos, everybody's prejudices, everybody's niceties and gets straight to the heart of the matter.... Strong, honest, democratic, accessible to all, Teacher's Dead comes highly recommended." (Jill Murphy, The Bookbag)

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great book great narration. love Benjamin zephania

another brilliantly written story by the great Benjamin zephaniah. read beautifully by ben baily smith