by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This is yet another beautifully illustrated and well written entry in this long running series. This time the story of Malala is simply and honestly told, including her having been shot. Malala’s wish for an education for her and all girls is nicely and inspiringly explored here. She has traveled far and accomplished much and was the youngest winner of the Nobel prize.
Many thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
From the publisher:
Discover the life of Malala Yousafzai, the incredible activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate!
|In the beautiful Swat Valley, in Pakistan, lived a Muslim girl called Malala. Her home was humble, and so was the schoolfor girls her father ran. Malala couldn’t wait to grow up,attend class and discover all her talents.||But Malala’s dream became a nightmare when a violent group called the Taliban took control of her valley. They banned most of the things she liked, from listening to music, to taking photographs, and even flying kites.||The Taliban believed that, instead of going to school, girls should get married, cover their bodies from head to toe, and never leave the house without their husbands or brothers. It was like being in prison for doing nothing wrong!|