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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.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

The Star Outside My Window

Written by Onjali Rauf
Published by Random House Children's Books

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 yet empathetic exploration of how people respond to difficult circumstances, told through the innocent voice of a ten-year-old girl.

Primary ISBN: 9780593302279

Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: England

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