Inspire Children to Find the Magic All Around Them with Malala's Magic Pencil
Updated: Jan 13
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Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Illustrated by Kerascoet
Recommended Ages 4-8 years
Where to Buy: Bookshop
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, shares her story of survival and perseverance in this positive and age-appropriate story. Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.
As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala's story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.
* "This is a wonderful read for younger students that will also provide insight and encourage discussion about the wider world. ... The simplicity of Yousafzai's writing and the powerful message she sends, make this book inspirational for all." --- School Library Journal (starred review)
Malala has dedicated herself to ensuring that every girl has access to education. Her Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear. Find out more about Malala and her fund HERE.
"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."
~ Malala Yousafzai
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