Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words

malalaWhen the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, fifteen-year-old Malala spoke out.  She began writing and speaking to everyone who would listen about her right to an education.  She wanted to prove that peaceful words have power over violence.  The Taliban responded by shooting her in the head as she sat in her school bus.  She recovered with no injury to her brain.  In 2012, she spoke at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday and took her message – “Every child.  Every country.  Free school” – around the world.  The author highlights Malala’s bright personality, her favorite color pink, and her love of books.  Detailed cut-paper and photograph collage illustrations provide texture and color.  Back matter includes important facts about Pakistan, a map, Internet resources on Pakistan, and information about the Malala Fund, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up program, and other organizations where we can all work together to make girls’ education a true priority.  This is an inspiring book for kids, but older readers will want to read Malala’s own story in I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Little Brown and Company, 2013.  On November 10, 2014, Malala was awarded the Nobel Prize. mjw
Title: Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words
Author: Karen Leggett Abouraya
Illustrator
: L.C. Wheatley
Publisher
: Star Walk Kids Media, New York
Copyright
: 2014
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-63083-316-9
Paperback pages
: 36
Age range
: 8-11
Genre
: Nonfiction picture book
Book setting
: Pakistan
Author’s ethnicity
: American
Author’s residence
: U.S.
Subjects
: Biography, Education, Girls, History, Muslim teenagers, Pakistan, Taliban

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