Onjali Q Raúf: The Star Outside My Window

Event Details

  • 8th October, 9.45am–11am
  • Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
  • Tickets: £4 per child, teachers and adult helpers go free

Event Details

  • 8th October, 9.45am–11am
  • Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
  • Tickets: £4 per child, teachers and adult helpers go free

A brilliant new book from Onjali Raúf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, winner of the Blue Peter Award 2019 and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019.

Following her mum’s disappearance, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn’t gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.

So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it’s her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too…

This is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience.

Suitable for ages 8–12

Themes: Family, PSHE, Conflict, Home, SMSC

Event Details

  • 8th October, 9.45am–11am
  • Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
  • Tickets: £4 per child, teachers and adult helpers go free

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