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9780316319577_p0_v2_s1200x630Title: MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL
Author: Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoët (Illustrations)
Pub. Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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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.

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.

Over the summer I read Malala biography and loved it! I heard her story but finally got my hands on her book, it brought tears to my eyes and joy. So, when I learned that she has a picture book I knew I had to read it. But the best part is that I got to share her story with my younger brother. While reading it he would ask a lot of questions. During the story, I had to explain to him that not all kids get the chance to learn like he does, or why women in the book don't get to go to school like his sisters have. This made him tear up. Not only did I get to read about her journey in a new way but I got to share it with my brother. This is a story that I will hold close to my heart.

Not only does this book have a strong story and message but the art is beautiful! The way the art fits the words it a wonderful plays off each other. I love the way the gold plays on the pages is breathtaking. Her story is one that I think kids need to hear and she has now made a book that lets children learn it, in a way that doesn't hide the truth but puts it in a way that they can understand it. Malala has an amazing story. This book is woven together with magic and truth, in a perfect way that makes it a must-read for all ages.

MalalaMalala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially education of women in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has since grown into an international movement.

3 winners will receive a finished copy of MALALA'S MAGIC PENCIL ASSETS, US Only.

Tour Schedule
Week One:
10/16/2017- JrsbookreviewsReview
10/17/2017- BookHounds YAReview
10/18/2017- Wandering Bark BooksReview
10/19/2017- Hauntedbybooks13Review
10/20/2017- Texan Girl ReadsReview

Week Two:
10/23/2017- Word Spelunking- Review
10/24/2017- Wonder StruckReview
10/25/2017- Book-KeepingReview
10/26/2017- YA Books CentralExcerpt
10/27/2017- Novel Novice- Review

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