|Malala Yousafzai (She dared)|
Author: Walsh, Jenni L.
Malala Yousafzai always knew she wanted to become a doctor someday. But a new extremist group in her home country of Pakistan wanted to stop girls from going to school. Malala knew what was important, and so she spoke out. Even after she was attacked on a bus for her views, she persisted. Learn about Malala's incredible recovery and her journey to becoming a world-famous advocate of girls' rights and education -- and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 500384
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2018 Gr 3–6—Walsh begins Malala Yousafzai's biography at age 10. Readers are introduced to a young Yousafzai and her loving family and promising future—and how it was all threatened when the Taliban invaded Pakistan. Walsh details life under Taliban rule and their attempt to murder Yousafzai, her subsequent recovery, and her later role as international education advocate. The text is accessible for independent readers, including younger students looking for more challenging material. Walsh tackles difficult subject matter, such as extremism and violence, in an age-appropriate manner. Much of the narrative is dedicated to the build up to the shooting; the Nobel Prize winner's teenage years and early adulthood are rushed at the end. A number of photos of Yousafzai are also included in the middle of the book. VERDICT A solid pick for middle grade readers.—Brittany McMahon, Westernport Elementary School, MD - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.