Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education


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Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.

Malala’s courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography.

Batchelder Award Honor Book

"A realistic and inspiring look at Malala Yousafzai's childhood in Taliban-controlled Pakistan and her struggle to ensure education for girls" — Kirkus Reviews

"Surpasses [similar books] in contextual scope" — School Library Journal

"A solid introduction to the Nobel Peace Prize winner"— Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580897853
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 545,156
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Raphaëlle Frier is an elementary school teacher. She has written fourteen books for children, including The Ogre and Maguerite (Talents Hauts) and Room with a View (Thierry Magnier). Raphaëlle lives in France.

Aurélia Fronty attended the Duperré School of Applied Arts in Paris. Aurélia has illustrated many books for children including Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees and I Have the Right to Be a Child (Groundwood). She lives in France.

Read an Excerpt

Malala is born at dawn in 1997. She is the first child of Ziauddin Yousafzai and Tor Pekai. They live in the large city of Mingora, which spreads out across the depths of the Swat Valley in Pakistan. Their modest home is across the street from a school for girls that Ziauddin founded—the Khushal School.
Malala’s father is not sorry that his child is a girl, as some new fathers in their country might be. Ziauddin is very fond of his Pashtun people, but he is not as fond of some of their traditions.
Ziauddin asks friends and family to throw dried fruits, candies, and coins into her cradle, as they would for a boy.

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