The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

“An engaging exploration of the refugee crisis through the eyes of a child.” –Readings (Australia)

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 eight 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 the truth is, 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 be his friend.

That’s where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we’ve come up with a plan.

Read more about the author, Onjali Q. Rauf, on her publisher’s website.

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