9781927583319

9781927583319

$18.95 Hardcover with Jacket

32 Pages • 11 x 8.5

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Ages: 5-8

Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: S

"Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you."

Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captured the attention of the world with her bravery, becoming a voice for the rights of girls everywhere. In the fall of 2013 she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs from Plan International. Girls from around the world express their sympathy, sisterhood, and admiration for her. Many of them know first-hand the barriers that stand in the way of girls going to school – barriers like poverty, discrimination, and violence.

In Malala these girls recognize a leader, a champion, and a friend.

Malala's thoughts on the book:


"Rosemary, by writing this book, you and Plan Canada have provided a powerful voice and hope to millions of girls around the world.  Together, we will continue to highlight the courage and bravery of girls through education to recognize their potential and be agents of change in their communities." - Malala Yousafzai, in a letter to Rosemary McCarney


Read an interview with Rosemary McCarney, with 49th Shelf, where she talks about how the book came to be, the stories behind the photographs, and what Malala Yousafzai means to her.

Video

Watch the video that inspired the book! "Dear Malala" from Plan International

Reviews

"A moving manifesto that will spark both sympathy and heightened awareness of an endemic global outrage." - Kirkus

"It is a stunningly beautiful book in its captivating photographs of hopeful girls and their simple words...THIS is the story that every child, every parent, every teacher and every school administer should be reading. And reading again." - CanLit for Little Canadians

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It is a wonderful book to use in the classroom to introduce girls (and boys) to the issues of gender inequality and to promote the rights of all girls to attend school." - Children's Books Heal

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it reads with the grandeur of one courageous voice that pursues change." - Readerly, National Reading Campaign

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