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The Boy at the Back of the Class

  • Onjali Q. Raúf
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432875469
  • ISBN-13: 9781432875466
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 342 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2020

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Overview

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.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 940L