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Hope on the Horizon: A children's handbook on empathy, kindness and making a better world

Onjali Q. Rauf, Pippa Curnick, Isobel Lundie

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Social issues (Children's / Teenage)

The debut non-fiction title from bestselling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, Onjali Q. Rauf. This is your hope handbook: a guide to being kind, showing empathy and making the world a better place.

"Miss, do you really think we can all help? Even me?" - Tammy, 8 years old.

Growing up, there is so much out of our control, so much we can feel helpless about, and so many terrible things we have to watch grown-ups doing to our world. But when it comes to understanding and righting wrongs - it's always children who get it first.

In this inspiring and practical handbook, bestselling children's author and Human Rights campaigner, Onjali Rauf, draws on her experiences working with women's rights organisations and refugee charities. She introduces readers to some of the most amazing people we can be inspired by (some who are from fictional worlds and some who are very real!). And she tells readers 10 of her top secrets for channelling your frustrations into something positive, developing your empathy toolkit and making the world a better place. From remembering that we are all human beings and that we are all equal, to realising your worth and that nothing is ever done alone, this is Onjali's rallying call to every child that has ever felt hopeless.

Because with a bit of compassion, a big dollop of hope and even the smallest act of kindness, change will come and together we can make things better. Hope is on the horizon; you just have to find it.

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Onjali Q. Rauf

Onjali Q. Rauf is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation mobilising men, women and children from all walks of life to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. She is also the founder of O's Refugee Aid Team, which provides support for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk.

She is an award-winning and best-selling author of books for children that tackle the issues of today. Her titles include The Boy at the Back of the Class, The Star Outside My Window, The Night Bus Hero, and The Lion Above the Door.

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