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Ages: 5-8

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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


Finalist: 2015 Silver Birch Express Award
Finalist: 2015 Golden Oak Award


"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

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

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


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Guided Reading Level: S

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