Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala's Magic Pencil

Book - 2017
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Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood.
* "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'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.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316319577
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations
Additional Contributors: Kerascoët
Alternative Title: Magic pencil


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Mar 14, 2018

This was a fantastic version of I Am Malala, it highlights all of the important parts without being too dark and it emphasizes the importance of having a voice.

Jan 03, 2018

"Malala's Magic Pencil" may be a children's picture book but the theme is very grown-up. As she is growing up Malala wishes for a magic pencil. She wants the things she draws to come true. As she grows up her world changes and she now wishes good things for girls.She wants girls to be able to attend school. Brave Malala uses a regular pencil to write about the challenges girls faced in her country. Thus, an ordinary pencil becomes a magic pencil in the hands of this brave girl who goes on to win the Nobel Peace Prize.A very motivational book for youngsters, particularly young girls.

Nov 22, 2017

Beautiful! Enchanting pictures authored by a very brave young woman. More books like this are necessary! This is the year of the nonfiction picture books. this one certainly does not disappoint.

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