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The Boy At the Back of the Class

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Blue Peter Book Award Best Book
WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2019
WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2019

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

Genre: Children's Fiction

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April 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Q Rauf
ISBN: 1-4328-7546-9 / 978-1-4328-7546-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
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August 2019 : Hardback
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Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Q Rauf
ISBN: 1-984850-78-4 / 978-1-984850-78-2
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August 2019 : Library Binding
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Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Q Rauf
ISBN: 1-984850-80-6 / 978-1-984850-80-5
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy At the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Rauf
ISBN: 1-5101-0501-8 / 978-1-5101-0501-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
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August 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy at the Back of the Class
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July 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy At the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Q Rauf
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July 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boy At the Back of the Class
Author(s): Onjali Q Rauf
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
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