Onjali Q. Raúf New Publication

Onjali Q. Raúf


Onjali Q. Raúf is a bestselling children’s author and human rights activist. She is the founder and CEO of two NGO’s: Making Herstory, an organisation working to end all forms of domestic violence, abuse and trafficking crimes perpetrated against women and children; and O’s Refugee Aid Team, through which she mobilises aid convoys and funds to help refugees surviving across northern France and beyond. She is the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class (Orion Children’s Books, 2018), which won the 2019 Blue Peter Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, The Star Outside My Window (Orion Children’s Books, 2019), The Day We Met The Queen (World Book Day, 2020), The Night Bus Hero (Orion Children’s Books, 2020), The Great (Food) Bank Heist (Barrington Stoke, 2021), The Lion Above the Door (Orion Children’s Books, 2021), Hope on the Horizon (Wren & Rook, 2022). Onjali is also a Patron of VIP Reading, Facefront Theatre, and NIA, and was listed as one of BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

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Onjali Rauf @OnjaliRauf

Wow feminist Twitter. You have helped me pass the £50k mark so I should now have the funds to pay my legal team. Thank you so so so much to everyone who has donated and shared the crowd funding link. You know who you are and you are just amazing ❤️ (1/3)

Oh, how GORGEOUS! Just heard that Geetanjali Shree has become the first Indian writer to win @TheBookerPrizes - am raising a cuppa chai to her beautiful words with Mum, who has long loved her words... Amazing. And finally! ☕️

I’m looking forward to reading this new book by the incredible @OnjaliRauf Her books fly off the shelves in our school library. She knows how to connect with young people, such a talent. https://twitter.com/OnjaliRauf/status/1529718506757005312

Empathy isn't a one way gift.

You can't ask one group of people to empathise to the point of self erasure, whilst you refuse to listen or empathise in return.

Empathy is a two way gift. A two-way kindness.

That's what makes it beautiful.

And debate possible.


Stepping in where governments are refusing to...Meet Charlie & Jed (& Fozie the Dog of course!) of the @MRefugeeSupport team in #France! Working to save lives every single day. And who of course HAD to feature in #HopeOnTheHorizon

🎒 #RefugeesWelcome
@o_refugee @HachetteKids

We underestimate children far too much, and forget that the early years shape us forever. Grasping concepts of a shared humanity and the love that brings and inspiring their peers within nursery, schools and home ed spaces…never too small to make a change. https://twitter.com/sounddelivery/status/1529733439800344577

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I adore @Adele 🎼 Her ability to not just rock the world with her songs, but also to step away from it all for self care & Just To Be, makes her a brilliant role model.

So in she went too! 🙃

Drawing: #IsobelLundie

Ta-da!! And it's signed!! can't wait for the small one to get home and dive in.

✨ @onjaliRauf’s new book #HopeOnTheHorizon 🌅 is out today - A children's handbook on empathy, kindness and making a better world

To celebrate we’re giving away 5 FREE books to our Twitter community. To win a copy, RT this with why you think no one is too small to make a change

Over on the @sounddelivery twitter account we’re giving away 5 copies of #HopeOnTheHorizon by @OnjaliRauf which is out today.

#Empathy #socialjustice https://twitter.com/sounddelivery/status/1529733439800344577

@OnjaliRauf @rickygervais I am now wondering what a Muslim Dinosaur looks like... Speaking as a Jewish Dinosaur. (Of course there are many dinosaur varieties. What we have in common is our rights-hoarding behaviour!)

Congrats, @OnjaliRauf! Cannot wait to read it! 🎉 https://twitter.com/onjalirauf/status/1529718506757005312

We're doubly excited about #HopeOnTheHorizon as it also features @marissadb1225 from our #SDMNetwork as one of @OnjaliRauf's inspiring people creating change. You can hear Marissa's story in this #BeingTheStory Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AYgeQO8FrM

I'm so honoured to be featured in the new book by @OnjaliRauf.

(If anyone knows where I can get a coat like this, please let me give me a shout.) https://twitter.com/OnjaliRauf/status/1529724805058117632

@OnjaliRauf @K_IngalaSmith @MakeHerstory1 @HachetteKids @wrenandrookbook That’s so cool 😻

@OnjaliRauf @MakeHerstory1 @HachetteKids @wrenandrookbook Love it. I need a coat like that, don't I?

Thank you so much for including me in your book - and well done and thank you for all that you do for women, children and refugees xx

First up, I am so proud I get to highlight the incredible gift to the world that is @K_IngalaSmith - & her awesome patterns detecting skills.

It's thanks to her kindness after my world was shaken, that I set up @MakeHerstory1 at all.

Drawing: #IsobelLundie 💕 #HopeOnTheHorizon

#HopeOnTheHorizon is out today!🌤

This one is for our passionate young ones. The kids ready to change worlds for the better in their own beautuful ways.

Look out for some of the real-life s/heroes featured inside it over the next 12 hours💕

What an utter honour.

All ye women.

Every single one of you: you are each of you deeply magnificent⚡️

Thank you for being so.

Didn't expect to come back on here & smile at all today. Not even though it's a publication day (sod's law).

But wow...

Your roars - & my love for you - run bone-deep💕