The boy at the back of the class
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Contributors:
Curnick, Pippa, illustrator.
Published:
New York : Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Rating:
940L
Status:

1 copy on order.
North Branford/Atwater Children's Fiction
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Description
Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. 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, a Syrian refugee. 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 Very Real 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. This accessible, kid-friendly story about the refugee crisis highlights the community-changing potential of standing as an ally and reminds readers that everyone deserves a place to call home. "This moving and timely debut novel tells an enlightening, empowering, and ultimately hopeful story about how compassion and a willingness to speak out can change the world." -- School Library Journal , Starred Review Overall Winner of the 2019 UK Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the 2019 UK Blue Peter Book Award A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee
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Street Date:
1908.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781984850782, 9781984850805, 1984850806
Lexile measure:
940

Notes

General Note
"Originally published in paperback by Orion Children's Books, Hachette UK, London, in 2018."
Description
When quiet, nine-year-old Ahmet arrives in their classroom, a boy and his friends fail to draw him out but try a new plan after learning he is a Syrian refugee.
Target Audience
940L,Lexile.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Raúf, O. Q., & Curnick, P. (2019). The boy at the back of the class. First U.S. edition. New York: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Raúf, Onjali Q. and Pippa, Curnick. 2019. The Boy At the Back of the Class. New York: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Raúf, Onjali Q. and Pippa, Curnick, The Boy At the Back of the Class. New York: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Raúf, Onjali Q.,, and Pippa Curnick. The Boy At the Back of the Class. First U.S. edition. New York: Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019. Print.

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