the star outside my window

Onjali Q. Raúf 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. £1.00 This writer is a powerhouse for empathy, this book is so packed full of love and heartbreaking hope I struggled to read the last few chapters for the tears, books like these are necessary to build empathy and understanding of different situations to our own to understand what unites us rather than dividing each other down angry partisan lines. 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They begin to go on a journey to get the star named, though lots interrupts their way – like Sophie, an annoying little girl who wants to get in the way of everything. The story has lots of difficult themes including domestic violence, death and foster care which could be quite upsetting for some children. Be interested to see what you think if/when you do read it. His Dark Materials #1: Northern Lights (Gift Edition), PM Blue: Birds That Migrate (PM Stars) Levels 9, 10, 11, 12, Horrible Histories Special: Cruel Kings and Mean Queens (Classic Edition), Horrible Science: Blood, Bones and Body Bits, PM Red: Dinosaur Day at School (PM Stars Fiction) Level 3, 4, 5, 6. Hope and resilience triumph in a madcap adventure with a serious heart. ‘The Star Outside My Window’ is ten year old Aniya’s touching and sympathetic story about how she and younger brother, Noah find themselves in foster care when their Mum, Isabella, leaves their home in London. 'My name is August. I thought this was a very poignant book, with lots of interesting topics sprinkled with a pinch of funniness! Author: Onjali Q Raúf. I’m definitely going to try to read this one but think I’ll save it for the New Year. All rights reserved, 12 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays. Orders of £10 or more will earn 20% I saw this on Amazon but resisted as I was worried it would be too sad! LoveReading View on The Star Outside my Window. This book is fantastic, got a feel of an old adventure story but modern day and then the absolute heartbreak of the circumstances. The star outside my window follows 2 siblings as they are put into foster care and become part of a new family. Publisher: Orion Children’s Books. I would give it 9/10 because I really liked it and thought it was a very original idea. To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. A World Book Day 2020 Author 'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. of your order value back in Shopping from United States? As adults we immediately know what that is likely to mean, but a child reader may or may not depending on their life experience and as the narrative unfolds and there are brief discussions and childlike alludes to their perception and experience of domestic violence both physical and emotional the truth of these children’s former lives becomes gut wrenching clear from their perception of normal such as the way their dad was constantly ‘rearranging the furniture’, ‘games’ to keep dad happy, and especially Aniyah becoming a ‘pleaser’ who has learned to be compliant so as not to ‘flip switches’ in people. But I … Please follow the detailed, Cookies help us deliver our services. Skip to content. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. ( Log Out /  I really enjoyed this because it had a well established plot-line where you get to know all of the characters’ personalities, and then, close to the end, there are a series of twists and turns which make you rethink the story entirely. Also, congrats on 250 books Jen, Thank you Jen!! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. The Star Outside my Window ‘I’ve always wanted to be a Star Hunter. How do you feel it compared to that – I know very different subjects but in style etc? Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards. I just have to find her in time, that’s all … Because when I do, I’ll know the truth about who stole her. But I don’t want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. Change ). ( Log Out /  'Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. But this review is amazing and makes me want to give it a second chance and maybe pick it up at some point! Delivery charges and times vary for overseas addresses, ‘My mum is up there somewhere. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. This book is about the experience of two young children desperately trying to ensure a star is named after their mother in the immediate aftermath of a failed escape attempt from domestic violence. After school that same day, Aniyah and her brother are rushed out of school and driven far, far away. ( Log Out /  It is about a 10 year old girl called Aniyah who wants to be a “star hunter” ( an astronomer). Her second book, The Star Outside My Window, published in October 2019 and she has written a 2020 World Book Day title that's a follow up to The Boy at the Back of the Class called The Day We Met the Queen. I tend to avoid books that are likely to make me cry for MH reasons but feeling a little stronger, I am so glad I gave it a go even though it made me cry, there is a courage and an uplifting take from this book. I think this book was really touching as she does not know what actually happened , however, as the book was quite childish in a way for me , the book will not get 10/10. Lovely review Lily!! Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring Buy this and your school gets The Star Outside my Window- Onjali Q Raúf December 11, 2019 December 12, 2019 ~ Lilyfae This was my 250th book read according to my personal notes this year, this doesn’t include the many picture and early chapter books I pick up with the girls though but it is a pretty huge achievement and I’m glad it was this book. You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser. After school that same day, Aniyah and her brother are rushed out of school and driven far, far away. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It’s also a powerful statement to place this within the care system, again not painting rainbows of a sadly flawed and struggling system nor avoiding talking about those caters who do not act in best interests, but alongside these asides Raúf is highlighting the human sunshine within where it can be found such as the wonderful foster mum Mrs Iwuchukwu. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? 8241 in Secondary Schools Catalogue 2020/21 and 542 in UK September 2020. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. Sam Wu #1: Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts! of your order value back in. Orders of £10 or more will earn 20% Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The Star Outside my Window is about Aniyah and her brother Noah, who get put into foster care. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Star Outside my Window. ( Log Out /  The Star Outside My Window. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. She's waiting -- I can feel it. I didn’t remember you mentioning it! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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