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Posts Tagged: Malala

Malala Yousafzai Lands Children’s Book Deal

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Nobel Peace Prize winner and teenage activist Malala Yousafzai is still fighting nonstop for empowerment and education with her forthcoming project, a picture book meant to encourage children to create change in the world around them. Malala’s Magic Pencil—”[i]nspired by her own childhood wish… to help make the world a better place”—is to be released […]

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Let’s Keep Empowering Women Writers

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Girls Write Now, a community of writers that mentor underserved teenage girls in New York, is hosting an event this Friday to celebrate International Day of the Girl. Guests will join panelists in a discussion about women’s narratives moderated by Beena Kamlani, a senior editor at Penguin Random House. Learn more about the organization here, […]

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Ode to Malala

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Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to offering creative opportunities to underserved and at-risk girls in New York City public high schools, just released a music video called “Ode to Malala.” The song is based on a poem written by one of the program’s participants, and honors Malala Yousafzai, the education activist from Pakistan who was […]

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“I am Malala” Book Banned

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The LA Times reported this week that sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I Am Malala, has been banned from over 40,000 schools in her native country of Pakistan. The book (co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb) describes Malala’s transformation into a vocal advocate for girl’s education rights while living under Taliban rule and the attempt by a […]

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