The Boy At The back Of The Class – Onjali Q Rauf
Onjali Q. Raúf perfectly captures the notion that in a world of conflict caused by grown ups, the pure hearts of children give us hope. When Ahmet, a Syrian refugee, is forced to flee his home and begin a new life in an unfamiliar England, where the people speak an unfamiliar language; 9-year-old Alex and her friends remind us that the language of kindness and friendship are universal, their voices are the loudest and their power is limitless. Throughout this book, I both laughed and cried; rejoiced and despaired. I whole-heartedly encourage both adults and children to read this heart-warming story, which perfectly encaptures the AGS sentiment – in a world where you can be anything… be kind!