Boy At the Back of the Class - Onjali Q. Rauf (Paperback)

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WONDER meets Walliams meets TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN - told through the eyes of an 8-year old child, this is a heart-warming and funny story about the refugee crisis that shows how simple it can be to show kindness even in a world that doesn't always make sense...

Product Details

Barcode
9781510105010
Department
Books
Released
10 Jul 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Onjali Rauf
Onjali Q. Rauf
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hachette Children's Group
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (260g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

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. . .

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / New Experience
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
BIC Classification 3
Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's / Teenage)
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

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. She specialised in Women's Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Oxford University. The Boy at the Back of the Class is her first novel.

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Raul's book is at once tearjerking and chuckle-inducing and will go a long way to restore faith in human nature. * Sunday Post *