The Girl at the Front of the Class

The Girl at the Front of the Class

Onjali Q. Raúf

A moving picture book that helps young children understand and empathise with the refugee crisis, and shows the power that friendship, kindness and generosity can have, from Onjali Q. Raúf, the bestselling and award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, and award-winning illustrator Pippa Curnick.

There’s a new girl in my class. She has eyes as wide and as golden as a tiger’s, a face as pale as a glass of milk, and hair as shiny as a mirror. I’d like to be her friend. But she never wants to play with me in the playground or makes sandcastles in the sandpit.

The cleverest people I know say that the new girl is sad because she had to leave her home, her family, her school, her toys, her books and all her friends too.

But I’ve got a plan! There is something I can do to make her feel better when she’s missing everything she’s left behind…

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