The Boy at the Back of the Class

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
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Author(s):
Onjali Q. Raúf
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
9781984850782
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

There used to be an empty chair at the back of Mrs. Khan's classroom, but on the third Tuesday of the school year a new kid fills it: nine-year-old Ahmet, who is a refugee from Syria. The whole class is curious about this new boy—he doesn't seem to smile, and he doesn't talk much. But after learning that Ahmet fled a war and was separated from his family along the way, a determined group of his classmates bands together to concoct the Greatest Idea in the World—a magnificent plan to reunite Ahmet with his loved ones.

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