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Monday, October 23, 2017

Malala's Magic Pencil Blog Tour (giveaway & review)

by Malala Yousafzai
illustrated by Kerascoët
October 17, 2017
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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.
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Brave, smart, and young Malala wishes she had a magic pencil that she could use to make the world a better, safer place for all. When girls in Malala’s hometown in Pakistan are scared away from school by dangerous men, Malala uses her compassionate and courageous voice to speak out against the injustices she and other girls face, and in doing so she becomes a target of those dangerous men who try to silence her...but they don’t succeed! And Malala discovers that she doesn’t need a magic pencil because there is magic in being brave, kind, and resilient.
Malala’s Magic Pencil is a beautiful and profoundly powerful picture book that will inspire, encourage, and awe readers of all ages. Brave, admirable Malala Yousafzai is a modern, very real superheroine, who uses Malala’s Magic Pencil to tell her incredible story in an easily understood and impactful way for younger readers. Malala’s Magic Pencil is gorgeously illustrated by Kerasccoet, who brings Malala’s story and words to life through stunning colors and sweetly rendered characters
Readers will be immersed in young Malala’s world, awed by her journey and experiences, and deeply moved by her ideals, passion, and mission. Malala’s Magic Pencil carries an important and heartfelt message that the world needs to hear now more than ever.
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Malala 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.

Three (3) winners will receive a finished copy of
Malala's Magic Pencil!
(US only & this is a tour wide giveaway)
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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

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Malala's Magic Pencil cover looks beautiful. Such a wonderful sounding book. I'm gonna let someone else enter but will look for this at the library.