Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

by Raphaelle Frier and Aurelia Fronty

“Malala grew up with the smell of notebooks in the air.” Malala Yousafzai’s... read more

“Malala grew up with the smell of notebooks in the air.” Malala Yousafzai’s life to date is the subject of this amazingly comprehensive yet accessible and engaging picture book account that emphasizes her activism and interest in education from a young age, rooted in the progressive ideas of her family. Malala was already a well-known and outspoken advocate of education for girls in Pakistan when men from the Taliban boarded her school bus and shot her in the head three times. Her recovery, both difficult and extraordinary, has led to an even bigger global platform for this courageous and committed young woman, now only 20, who has already received the Nobel Peace Prize. More about Malala’s life, her native country of Pakistan, those who inspire her, and her ongoing work are included in photo-essays at the end of this inspiring, beautifully illustrated work. (Ages 7-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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