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The Star Outside My Window

Ten-year-old Aniyah and her little brother Noah find themselves living in foster care after the sudden disappearance of their mum. With her life in disarray, Aniyah knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone forever.

Aniyah believes that the people with the brightest hearts never truly disappear. They become stars. When scientists discover a new star acting strangely, Aniyah knows it's really her mum. To make sure everyone else knows, too, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime — one that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, and meeting the biggest star in Hollywood.

This is an honest, child-appropriate, and empathetic exploration of how people respond to difficult circumstances, told through the innocent voice of a ten-year-old girl coming to terms with the truth of her father's abuse and her mother's death.

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"This deeply moving narrative tackles the lasting traumatic impact of abuse on children and the troubling ways society denies victims’ experiences until it’s too late. Raúf, founder of the anti-trafficking and abuse nonprofit Making Herstory, brings to life an age-appropriate narrative about painful topics, giving her characters power and agency in weaving together their stories of survival. Extensive backmatter offers context and resources." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 13
Author Onjali Q. Raúf
ISBN 1510105158
Publication Date Jan 19, 2021
Publisher Delacorte Press
Language English