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The Day We Met the Queen

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Written by: Onjali Q. Rauf
Publisher: Hachette

Ten-year-old Ahmet has become the Most Famous Refugee Boy in the World. In fact, he’s so famous even the queen wants to meet him – and his four best friends! So they’re off to Buckingham Palace, with a list of questions for her and one special challenge: will she help more refugee children like Ahmet? But when their journey is unexpectedly interrupted by an old enemy, it will take some quick thinking and an ingenious plan to make it to the palace – and the queen – on time. A heartfelt and humorous new story from Onjali Q. Raúf, the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.   

I loved this short story and now I would like to read ‘The boy at the back of the class‘ by the same author. This story continues from that. Ahmet is now a famous refugee boy that in this story gets an invitation to have tea with the Queen and his friends. However, there are some complications. I think this is a great read as it’s short, there’s relatable characters and it deals with issues that still affects us nowadays.”

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    About the Author

    Onjali Q. Rauf

    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. 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. In her spare time she can often be found with her head buried in a book at the local bookshop.

    Twitter: @OnjaliRauf
    Twitter: @MakeHerstory1

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