For the Right to Learn
by Rebecca Langston-George, content consultant: Yasmin Saikia
illustrated by Janna Brock
A very complex story nicely simplified. This attractive picture book opens with Malala's acceptance of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and then swoops back to tell her story- from her early education in the Swat valley of Pakistan to the rise of the Taliban, their 2008 command to cease education for girls which in turn prompted Malala's brave activism and then, the attack on her life. A wonderful play of light and shadows sweep across the illustrations. Skilled storytelling celebrates and applauds Malala Yousafzai's quite extraordinary courage. Age 8-12, Paperback 40pp
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