The star outside my window / Onjali Q. Rauf ; illustrated by Pippa Curnick.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Orion, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781510105157 (pbk.) :
Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows too - an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood. Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence, and celebrates the power of hope and resilience.
306 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
I loved the way Aniya saw through everything and knew there would be a way to name her mum's .... even if it meant a lot of rule breaking and risks. I liked the way one of the constellations led to the story behind Aniyah's mum disappearing. So I hope you enjoy The Star outside my window. :)
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