Waterstone's Children's Book of the Year announced

Waterstone's today announced the winner of its Children's Book Prize for 2019. And the winner is..... 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Raúf. Waterstones describes the book as 'Bursting with charm, humour and compassion.... The Boy at the Back of the Class is a moving story about friendship and showing kindness to those around us. Upon learning that the new boy in their class is a refugee, a group of children set out to befriend their classmate and learn about his story. Curiosity and hope take the friends on an unexpected, whirlwind adventure. Featuring illustrations from Pippa Curnick, this is an exceptional book by an emerging voice in children’s writing'

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