Concepts for Kids
1. Malala is a modern day girl who fought and nearly
died for the freedom to go to school.
2. She grew up in the country of Pakistan.
3. When violent men took over her community, they
shot and nearly killed Malala for going to school.
4. Now she is famous all over the world.
5. Her story shows that even people who seem young
and powerless can be champions of liberty.
Free as a Bird: the Story of Malala
by Lina Maslo
Malala is a Pakistani girl who loves learning and attends the school her father started for boys AND girls. When the Taliban take over her community, Malala refuses to quit her education. For this she is targeted and nearly killed. After recovering from her injury, Malala becomes an international spokesperson for the rights of oppressed people.
Malala's Magic Pencil
by Malala Yousafzai
Accompanied by charming illustrations. Malala tells her inspiring story. As a young Pakistani child she wished for a magic pencil. As a young student, she learned to write and speak for girls like herself who were threatened with death for attending school. After surviving a nearly fatal attack, Malala touched the world with her message.