Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai


Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace prize.  She tells her inspiring story of growing up in a war-torn region, yet seeing the magic of hope everywhere.

When Malala was a child in Pakistan, she wished for a magic pencil.  Why?   To draw a lock on the door to keep her brothers out of her room; stop time so she could sleep longer every morning; and more.  However, her world changed and her wishes also.

Power of the Written Word

When her right to attend school was threatened because she was a girl, she picked up a REAL pencil.   She began to write about challenges she faced.  People all over the world read her words and her wishes started to come true.  Through her story, Malala hopes to encourage other young people to speak up against injustice.  Thus helping to create a better world.  “Magic is everywhere in the world–in knowledge, beauty, love, peace.  The magic is in you, in your words, in your voice,” she says.

Reviewed by Viola Nixon


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