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The Boy at the Back of the Class

The Boy at the Back of the Class (Hardback)

By Rauf, Onjali Q.

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In the vein of timely titles such as Alan Gratz's Refugee comes a touching, accessible middle-grade debut about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, as well as the life-changing power of friendship and standing as an ally. There used to be an empty chair at the back of Mrs. Khan's ...classroom, but on the third Tuesday of the school year a new kid fills it: nine-year-old Ahmet, a Syrian refugee. The whole class is curious about this new boy--he doesn't seem to smile, and he doesn't talk much. But after learning that Ahmet fled a Very Real War and was separated from his family along the way, a determined group of his classmates bands together to concoct the Greatest Idea in the World--a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his loved ones. Balancing humor and heart, this relatable story about the refugee crisis from the perspective of kids highlights the community-changing potential of standing as an ally and reminds readers that everyone deserves a place to call home. A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee Tearjerking and chuckle-inducing. . . . Above all it celebrates the power of kindness. -- The Sunday Post (Scotland) An engaging exploration of the refugee crisis through the eyes of a child. --Readings (Australia)
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ISBN 9781984850782
Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781984850782
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Imprint Delacorte Press
Released 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rauf, Onjali Q.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
School Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 408g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress England, London (England), Friendship, Schools, Refugees
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile