She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban's rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.
|Series:||Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Rebecca Langston-George is a middle school language arts teacher who also trains teachers in writing instruction. Her articles, poetry and puzzles have appeared in many children’s magazines. When she’s not at the keyboard Rebecca volunteers for the local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is also a past president of the Kern Reading Association. The granddaughter of a fabulous flapper, Rebecca lives in Bakersfield, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is great, I have only read the sample, but so far, this book is great!
Since I can remember, the Middle East has always been a region that has lingered heavily – both in thought and prayer – in my heart and that of my family’s. Yet, while this may be true, there is no denying that the various views and frightening reality surrounding this region is difficult to convey, and often challenging for a young audience to grasp and comprehend. Namely, with the deprecating and oppressive subject matters which revolve around the little girls and women in the Middle East. Hence for this very reason, I am incredibly grateful for authors such as Rebecca Langston-George who do not compromise any information, but rather, take the time to pen the true accounts of courageous and unyielding heroes/heroines such as Malala Yousafzai, in an appropriate way for any young reader to refer to. WHAT WE LIKED: + For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story was beautifully and carefully written with young readers in mind. The character of Malala was penned with such eloquence and persuasiveness, it felt as though you knew her, and as such, easily shared in her sorrows + The words and phrases that were used to embody Malala’s story were not hollow or inept. They touched on the very issues she stands for: education and the dangers of remaining silent in the midst of prejudices and injustices + The illustrations were uniquely beautiful and deeply compelling, each one held my children’s attention. They were a perfect medium through which Malala’s miraculous and empowering journey was brought to life. More than anything, it allowed my children to understand the hardships Malala endured, without being too graphic + Granted, the frightening reality of Malala’s story was rather disheartening and troubling for my children to contemplate (it is not something that you would give much thought to), but just as so, it evoked many burning questions and discussions, and further propelled them to reflect on their own personal view for education and their freedoms AFTERTHOUGHTS: After reading For the Right to Learn, we proceeded to watch Christiane Amanpour's full interview with Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai – which only solidified the narrative and motivated my children to make a difference in the world. Do share this story with it with every child you know, it inspires and encourages on so many levels!
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story written by Rebecca Langston-George and illustrated by Janna Bock is a fantastic account of the heroic stance Malala Yousafzai made for her right to an education. I have read "I am Malala" and this version of her story for children hits the nail on the head. Malala was a girl who wanted to go to school and felt no one had the right to deny her an education. Throughout her school days she lived in fear right up until she was shot in the head, and still did not give up on her right to learn. She is a hero who will not back down. This story shares the facts without a lot of the political dealings which children would probably not understand and would probably cause them to lose interest in this story. An excellent way to introduce thought-provoking issues of education, women's rights, discrimination and the simple ability to learn. Challenge your children/students: What would they do if they weren't allowed to go to school? Excellent illustrations go with the text to give you a better understanding of the story.