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

Malala Yousafzai - as of October 2014 the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize - 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 2014 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.

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.


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


Winner: 2015 Golden Oak Award - for new learners in Adult Literacy programs
Finalist: 2015 Silver Birch Express Award

Named to the 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project List - Best Feminist Books for Young Readers: An annual list of the best feminist books for readers under age 18. The Amelia Bloomer book list is published by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Round Table.


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

"[Every Day is Malala Day] reads with the grandeur of one courageous voice that pursues change." - Readerly, National Reading Campaign

"Every Day is Malala Day is a seminal work of significant importance and should be a part of gender equality educational curricula everywhere for children." - The Midwest Book Review

"Every Day is Malala Day shines a light on the obstacles facing girls in so many parts of the world.... This book is an excellent introduction for younger readers to human rights, violence and gender discrimination." - Professionally Speaking, the magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers

"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

"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

"[A] beautiful book, with an inspiring message of solidarity and hope..." - Brown Paper blog

[Every Day is Malala Day] details a piece of history not to be forgotten. Buy it. Buy it for your libraries and classrooms. Buy it for the children you love — and their children. Buy it for that bright and future day when all children, regardless of gender, have the opportunity to be educated, and a complacent world asks, 'Was it not always thus?'” - The Deakin Review of Children's Literature

"The full-size photographs...are beautifully detailed with close up images of children from a variety of cultures, inviting recognition of similarities as well as providing opportunity for discerning differences." - Kutztown University Book Review



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Guided Reading Level: S

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