The Boy at the Back of the Class,

The Star Outside my Window

& The Night Bus Hero

with OnjaliQ Rauf


Tuesday 2nd  March, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel 

Twitter and Facebook page

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, The Night Bus Hero. Told with humour and heart, from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.


This session is ideal for KS2 and perfect for developing empathy amongst your pupils. We have some accompanying empathy workshops, in the form of bitesize pre-recorded videos, developed in partnership with Chol Theatre Company. If you’re a teacher who’d like to get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can send the resources to you and give you a shout out!



Night Bus Book Cover


Onjali Q. Raúf is a children’s author and human rights activist. She is the founder and CEO of two NGO’s: Making Herstory, an organisation working to end all forms of domestic violence, abuse and trafficking crimes perpetrated against women and children; and O’s Refugee Aid Team, through which she mobilises aid convoys and funds to help refugees surviving across northern France and beyond. She is the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class (2018), which won the 2019 Blue Peter Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, The Star Outside My Window (2019), The Day We Met The Queen (World Book Day, 2020), and The Night Bus Hero (2020). Onjali is also a Patron of VIP ReadingFacefront Theatre, and NIA, and was listed as one of BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.


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