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BOOK OF THE WEEK – 1.4.19

31st March 2019

This week’s ‘Book of the Week’ is ‘The Boy At The Back Of The Class’ by Onjali Rauf. This story was voted the winner of the Blue Peter Children’s Book Awards and has won the Waterstones Children’s Fiction Award. It’s an important story about a boy who flees his home in Syria to find safety in England. The story explores what it must be like for someone to arrive in a country where they don’t speak the language and are separated from their family. It’s an emotional story about understanding what connects people together despite our differences.