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7+years

Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet

Author: Zanib MianIllustrator: Nasaya Mafaridik

New home, new school…and a nasty new bully! Trouble’s ahead for Muslim kid Omar as he attempts to settle in and make new friends. Step inside Omar’s wildly imaginative brain in this hilarious yet touching depiction of Muslim family life, supported superbly by Nasaya Mafaridk’s eye-catching, comic illustrations.

[Note: lots of different fonts are used in this book, which may be more difficult for those with visual impairments, as well as some neurodivergent readers, particularly those who are dyslexic.]

More info

  • Winner of the Little Rebels Award 2018
  • CBBC Book of the Month June 2019
  • Zanib Mian is a 2019 Carnegie-nominated author
  • Own Voice
  • South Asian representation
  • Muslim representation
  • Diverse cast
  • Challenges gender stereotypes