Malala's Magic Pencil (Hardcover)
This picture book from Malala Yousafzai introduces her to younger children in a way that's easy for them to understand. She tells the reader that she used to dream of a magic pencil that would give her an extra hour of sleep or wipe away the smell of garbage. As she grew older, she realized there were more important things to wish for and continues to wish for and work for a better world.— Cathy
--- School Library Journal (starred review)
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.
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* "Kerascoët's bright, reportorial watercolors match the text's directness and sincerity, adding gold embellishments to give Malala's hopes and optimism a radiant physicality. The Malala in these pages is both approachable and extraordinary."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "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)