For The Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story
Written by Rebecca Langston-George
Illustrated by Janna Bock
Ages: 8 - 11
Grade Level: 3 – 4
This is a picture book version of Malala’s story. The content matches the chapter book version, which I expected. The biggest difference is in the pictures. The characters remind me of Disney books. The pictures are beautiful. They help you picture what life was like in the Swat Valley. It’s still too dangerous for Malala to return to Pakistan. She lives in Birmingham, England where she was once taken for surgery. She hopes to return to Pakistan someday to work for her country. In the meantime, she and her father continue to speak out for education, and she has an organization that funds education in countries like Pakistan.
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.