This is a letter of sisterhood to Malala Yousafzai, written from the perspective of girls around the world who share her belief that every girl has the right to go to school, and who represent the many barriers a girl can face when trying to get an education. After being shot by the Taliban for the simple act of going to school in her native Pakistan, Malala has become an international girls’ rights crusader and the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Girls the world over recognize her as a leader, a champion, and a friend. Illustrated with beautiful photographs from non-profit Plan International.
[Every Day is Malala Day] details a piece of history not to be forgotten. Buy it. Buy it for your libraries and classrooms. Buy it for the children you love — and their children. Buy it for that bright and future day when all children, regardless of gender, have the opportunity to be educated, and a complacent world asks, “Was it not always thus?”
It reads with the grandeur of one courageous voice that pursues change.
The ultimate goal of this book is to help teach children about unjust structures in the world and encourage them to think about the value of education... There are many ways that students can transform their thinking and global involvement after reading this book.
[A] beautiful book, with an inspiring message of solidarity and hope...
The crisp, well-chosen photos depict girls of all ages engaged in everyday activities... Every Day is Malala Day will be useful for introducing this inspiring young woman or for units on women’s or children’s rights.
Every Day is Malala Day shines a light on the obstacles facing girls in so many parts of the world.... This book is an excellent introduction for younger readers to human rights, violence and gender discrimination.
It is a wonderful book to use in the classroom to introduce girls (and boys) to the issues of gender inequality and to promote the rights of all girls to attend school.
The full-size photographs...are beautifully detailed with close up images of children from a variety of cultures, inviting recognition of similarities as well as providing opportunity for discerning differences.
A brief but moving manifesto that will spark both sympathy and heightened awareness of an endemic global outrage.
"Every Day is Malala Day" is a seminal work of significant importance and should be a part of gender equality educational curricula everywhere for children.
It is a stunningly beautiful book in its captivating photographs of hopeful girls and their simple words...THIS is the story that every child, every parent, every teacher and every school administer should be reading. And reading again.