Malala, A Brave Girl From Pakistan/Iqbal, A Brave Boy From Pakistan: Two Stories Of Bravery

malala iqbalTwo stories of young heroes from Pakistan who were unafraid to speak out are told in this two-in-one, upside-down book. Iqbal Masih was an anti child labor activist born in 1982 in Lahore. He was a bonded worker in a carpet factory until he was liberated at age 10. He spoke out against injustice and slavery, which affect millions of children worldwide. He was shot and killed when he was 12. Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, in the Swat Valley, in 1997. She first spoke publicly at the age of 11 about the importance of education for girls. In 2012, she was shot by the Taliban. She was treated in many hospitals and today continues to speak out. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The two stories, with their simple sentences and direct quotations from the young activists, are linked by a shared wordless center-spread, which shows brightly-colored Malala holding onto a kite that reaches out to Iqbal, and gray-toned Iqbal having let go of his kite that sails off to Malala. The simple, uncluttered flat folk art style paintings in brilliant colors reflect the culture of Pakistan. An Author’s Note provides background information about Malala and Iqbal. mjw
Title: Malala, A Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, A Brave Boy From Pakistan: Two Stories Of Bravery
Author: Jeannette Winter
: Jeanette Winter
: Beach lane Books, Simon & Schuster, New York
: 2014
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-4814-2294-9
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 6-10
: Picture book biography
Book setting
: Pakistan
Author’s ethnicity
: U.S.
Author’s residence
: U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: U.S.
Illustrator’s residence
: U.S.
: Boys, Child labor, Children’s rights, Education, Girls, Heroes, Peshgi, Rug and carpet industry, Upside-down books

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