Every Day is Malala Day

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A letter to Malala Yousafzai from the point of view of girls around the world who've also experienced barriers to an education.

This is a letter of sisterhood to Malala Yousafzai, written from the perspective of girls around the world who share her belief that every girl has the right to go to school, and who represent the many barriers a girl can face when trying to get an education. After being shot by the Taliban for the simple act of going to school in her native Pakistan, Malala has become an international girls’ rights crusader and the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Girls the world over recognize her as a leader, a champion, and a friend. Illustrated with beautiful photographs from non-profit Plan International.

Praise & Recognition

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

Kirkus Reviews

"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."

The 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

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

Brown Paper blog

"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 crisp, well-chosen photos depict girls of all ages engaged in everyday activities... Every Day is Malala Day will be useful for introducing this inspiring young woman or for units on women’s or children’s rights."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"[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

"The ultimate goal of this book is to help teach children about unjust structures in the world and encourage them to think about the value of education... There are many ways that students can transform their thinking and global involvement after reading this book."

Canadian Teacher Magazine

Silver Birch Express Award 2015 - Short-listed

Golden Oak Award 2015 - Winner

Amelia Bloomer Top 10 Feminist Books for Young Readers 2015 - Short-listed

Details

Publication Date: March 8, 2014

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Genre: Picture Book, Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Hardback

Pages: 32

ISBN: 978-1-927583-31-9

Rosemary McCarney

About the Author

Rosemary McCarney

Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and past President and CEO of Plan Canada. She is the author of the internationally best-selling Every Day is Malala Day, Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World, The Way to School, and the Rosie the Red series.
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