Onjali Q Raúf | 'All of our deepest discussions start off with a very simple question'

Onjali Q Raúf | 'All of our deepest discussions start off with a very simple question'

Few authors find themselves penning World Book Day £1 titles less than two years after the release of their début, but this is proof of the enormous impact of Onjali Q Raúf’s The Boy at the Back of the Class. Since publication in July 2018 the book has won the Blue Peter and Waterstones Children’s Book prizes, and has sold more than 120,000 copies. Full of both heart and hope, the story offers a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, following nine-year-old Ahmet, who has fled Syria with his family and has been placed in foster care in the UK. For World Book Day, Raúf returns to Ahmet a...

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