The Star Outside my Window by Onjali Q. Rauf
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Publication Date: December 2019 - Pre-Order Now!
'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But not the kind that looks for old stars. I want to find the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind.'
Told through the innocent voice of a child, this story celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from the author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.
Aniyah has always loved watching the night sky and imagining who the stars were before they were stars. So when a physics-defying new star shows up in the sky the same week Aniyah's mum has to leave, Aniyah just knows it's her mum trying to find her and her brother Noah.
But when a world-wide competition with millions of entrants is started to decide on a name for the star, Aniyah will have to find a way to tell the world the truth. And in doing so, will end up on an adventure she never could have foreseen...one that involves a midnight bike ride ever, a scurry of squirrels, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the biggest star in Hollywood...
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