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Onjali Q. Rauf

  • 5 stars across 14 books
Onjali Q. Rauf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. In her spare time she delivers emergency aid convoys for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk, and supports interfaith projects. She specialised in Women's Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Oxford University. The Boy at the Back of the Class is her first novel.

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12th July 2018

The Boy At the Back of the Class

WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD (UK) 2019 WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE (UK) 2019 WINNER OF THE SA... MoreThe Boy At the Back of the Class

(182 reviews) Review
15th October 2020

The Night Bus Hero

'The boy's an absolute menace.' 'He's a bully. A lost cause!' 'Why can't he be more like his sister?' 'I've been getting... MoreThe Night Bus Hero

(59 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Star Outside My Window

WINNER OF THE DIVERSITY BOOK AWARDS, CHILDREN (UK) 2020'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter... But I don't want to b... MoreThe Star Outside My Window

(48 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

The Lion Above the Door

'Ever since I can remember, people have stared at me and my family. Dad tells me it's because we're 'special'. But if we... MoreThe Lion Above the Door

(37 reviews) Review
27th February 2020

The Day We Met The Queen: World Book Day 2020

A heartfelt and humorous new story for World Book Day 2020 from Onjali Q. Rauf, the bestselling and multi-award-winn... MoreThe Day We Met The Queen: World Book Day 2020

(32 reviews) Review
1st July 2021

The Great (Food) Bank Heist

Written with great empathy and Raúf’s trademark humour, this moving story gives a child’s-eye view of the increasing pro... MoreThe Great (Food) Bank Heist

(16 reviews) Review
12th October 2023

Where Magic Grows: Unique Tales of Wonder and Enchantment

Have you heard of the bird that turned to stone? Or of the extra-specially-super-deliciously-fantastically naughty boy w... MoreWhere Magic Grows: Unique Tales of Wonder and Enchantment

(9 reviews) Review
11th April 2024

The Letter with the Golden Stamp

From Onjali Q. Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and he... MoreThe Letter with the Golden Stamp

(0 reviews) Review
12th September 2024

The Girl at the Front of the Class

A moving picture book that helps young children understand and empathise with the refugee crisis, and shows the power th... MoreThe Girl at the Front of the Class

(0 reviews) Review
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