Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite! But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help. That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . . With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick
Avant, il y avait une chaise vide au fond de la classe. Maintenant, c'est la place d'un nouveau : Ahmet. Il est bizarre : il ne parle pas, ne sourit pas et n'aime pas les bonbons ! Mais j'ai enfin compris pourquoi : Ahmet est un réfugié. Il a fui une guerre dans son pays, avec des bombes et des brutes qui font du mal à tout le monde.Plus j'apprends à le connaître, plus j'ai envie de l'aider. Alors, avec mes copains Michael, Tom et Josie, on a élaboré un plan...
From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class , comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. Told from the perspective of a bully, this book e xplores themes of homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.
Onjali Q. Rauf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. In her spare time she delivers emergency aid convoys for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk, and supports interfaith projects. Her first novel, The Boy at the Back of the Class, won the Waterstone''s Children''s Prize and The Blue Peter Award. Her second book, The Star Outside My Window, published in October 2019 and she has written a 2020 World Book Day title that''s a follow up to The Boy at the Back of the Class called The Day We Met the Queen.
'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...' Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too -- an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood... Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.
A heartfelt and humorous new story for World Book Day 2020 from Onjali Q. Rauf, the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class . 10-year-old Ahmet has become the Most Famous Refugee Boy in the World. In fact, he's so famous even the queen wants to meet him - and his four best friends! So they're off to Buckingham Palace, with a list of questions for her and one special challenge: will she help more refugee children like Ahmet? But when their journey is unexpectedly interrupted by an old enemy, it will take some quick thinking and an ingenious plan to make it to the palace - and the queen - on time. Celebrate friendship and the power to make a difference, whatever your age or size.
From Onjali Q. Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class , comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. Touching on the challenges navigated by children caring for loved ones at home, this story brings into focus their hardships and worries, alongside the unexpected, invisible sources of kindness which can change their lives. ''It''s funny that I''m named after a movie star. If I ever became one, I would probably win every award on the planet, because I have to act every single day of my life.'' 10-year-old Audrey has a secret. She''s the main carer for her severely ill father. With her mum having left half a year ago, Audrey is constantly in fear of being found out by social services, so she has fine-tuned her life into becoming one of the best actresses on the planet. As soon as she steps out of the front door, the show is on, and all the world becomes her stage! No-one - not even the postman who visits their house every day - would ever guess that she is a nurse and doctor for her father, the family food shopper (and sometimes shoplifter!), a medicines collector, and even bedtime-reader for her younger siblings. Audrey is becomes determined to find a way of helping her Dad get to the best doctor in the best hospital in the country so that he can get better and they won''t ever need to be apart and she won''t have to worry anymore.The only problem is, it''s a dream that will cost her thousands. Forging a plan which involves a mini-mountain of stolen goods, her postman, and exactly seventy-three lottery tickets, Audrey sets about trying to make her dream for her family come true. But whilst Audrey is busy trying to become a millionaire, her ever-watchful postman has also been embarking on a secret mission of his own. One that will alter Audrey''s life - and that of everyone on her street - beyond recognition.