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The inspiring, true story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who stands up and speaks out for every child's right to education. Though she and two of her schoolmates were targeted by a Taliban gunman, a life-threatening injury only strengthened her resolve. Malala spoke at the U.N. on her 16th birthday in 2013, nine months after she was shot. Author and journalistThe inspiring, true story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who stands up and speaks out for every child's right to education. Though she and two of her schoolmates were targeted by a Taliban gunman, a life-threatening injury only strengthened her resolve. Malala spoke at the U.N. on her 16th birthday in 2013, nine months after she was shot. Author and journalist Karen Leggett Abouraya, author of Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books, brings Malala's story to life for young readers. Malala's story is more than a biography of a brave and outspoken teenager. It is a testament to the power of education to change the world for boys and girls everywhere. "Winner of the California Reading Association's 2015 EUREKA! Honor Award"...

Title : Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words
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ISBN : 9781630833169
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 36 Pages
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Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words Reviews

  • Ashley Reid
    2019-05-18 12:49

    Read with kidsThe kids wanted to read this after they had learned a little about Malala from their classes. This was a great boom for young readers and had all the basic information that any kid should know about Malala.

  • Chrissi Guarnieri
    2019-05-31 06:23

    The illustrations in this book are unique and beautiful, each handmade using paper cut outs. Malala is such an inspirational person, and I thought that the story could have been written with a little more character development. Amazon suggests this book for preschool-2nd grade, and I feel that the illustrations are perfect for that age range. I feel that the story itself was written in a language comprehended by this age range with some adult explanations about names and details. Overall I liked this book and wish there was a little more depth to this very impressive little girl. Biography

  • Christine
    2019-05-31 12:27

    Enjoyed the illustrations made with collage.

  • Makenzie Moore
    2019-05-24 05:40

    Warrior with Words is an inspiring biography of Malala Yousafzai and her experiences that led to her speaking at the United Nations and starting a conversation world wide. This book provides an insight to Malala's life and her accomplishments on a level that students can understand. It sends a message of dreaming, working hard, and doing what others may not believe you can. It truly is inspiring, and great for all students.The illustrations in this book by L.C. Wheatley are also interesting and beautiful. The bright, vibrant, and creative pictures add even more character to the story. In the back of the book, it even gives a brief history of important dates of events in Pakistan and provide you with the opportunity to help out through Malala's fund.

  • Julie
    2019-06-08 09:48

    “Malala is a miracle in pink. Malala is a warrior with words.” Biography of the 2014 Nobel Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai’s inspirational battle to protect the right to go to school for every child in every country. A real-life heroin, 15-year old Malala stood-up with her words when the Taliban took control of her region in Pakistan and closed all schools for girls. At age 16, she spoke those words in front of the United Nations. The author skillfully adapts a story of courage in the face of oppression to an audience of young readers, communicating the seriousness of the issues with a tone that encourages hope instead of fear. Word of caution: the story does include a shooting, which is simply stated in a factual manner with care. Youthful collage illustrations support context. A visual connection to Malala’s culture and her message is built through artwork and clever details such as a backdrop of lined notebook paper for selected text. An enlightening read-aloud for teachers and students that can spark discussions, research, and writings about heroism, bravery, human rights, cultural comparisons, world history, politics, current events, social activism, and the importance of education. Kirkus Reviews Indie Book of the Month. Grades 3-5.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-06-16 12:33

    This book about Malala goes more in depth about her than Jeanette Winter's book, and would be a good choice for those who want to read more. I particularly like the information at the end of the book on the different organizations that you can contact or join to help children, both girls and boys, around the world, get an education. Highly recommended!

  • Melissa
    2019-05-24 06:35

    This is going to be an excellent read aloud for my class!

  • Denise
    2019-06-08 10:28

    Important story for all students to know.

  • Baby Bookworm
    2019-05-17 09:32

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Today’s book is Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words, written by Karen Leggett Abouraya and illustrated by L. C. Wheatley, a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning activist.On her sixteenth birthday, dressed in her favorite color (pink), Malala Yousafzai stood in front of an assembly of children, journalists, and members of the United Nations and gave a speech about every child’s basic right to education. Malala had survived much to be there. She had grown up in a loving family in Pakistan who had encouraged her love of learning. When the Taliban took over her town and decreed that girls could no longer go to school, she would not agree. She continued to attend school in secret, even writing for the BBC about her experiences under Taliban rule. She gave speeches and wrote articles about every child’s right to education, girl or boy. Her words of equality and peace threatened the terrorists so much that they tried to assassinate her, but Malala survived, and vowed that the experience only made her conviction to fight for the rights of children and women stronger. She continues her fight to this day, using her words as weapons against hate and discrimination.If you are a regular follower of ours, you know we love stories about brave girls, especially if they’re true! And Malala is a personal hero, so it’s going to be hard to not like any book that introduces her incredible journey to little ones. And while I’m a bit more partial to For The Right To Learn by Rebecca Langston-George due to its breathtaking art, Warrior With Words also does a fantastic job of this. The cut-paper art is surprisingly detailed, abstract yet filled with emotion and depth. The length is actually better for younger bookworms, and the incident of Malala’s attempted assassination is dealt with in slightly less detail, but no less impact. Overall, this is a very well-done biography that would be great for inspiring smaller bookworms with a true story of a remarkable girl. Baby Bookworm approved!Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!

  • Daisy
    2019-05-24 05:37

    grades: 3rd grade to 7th grade (all ages)summary: The author and illustrator writes about Malala Yousafzai the brave young girl who almost died for what she believed in and how she became an advocate for girls education in Pakistan. It tells the story of Malala before the Taliban prohibited girls from seeking education to the day her bus was stopped by the Taliban. How the incident gave Malala more power and she continues to talk about educational rights.Review: Students need to be older to learn and understand about Malala Yousafzai and the events that still continue in Pakistan. An informative book about Malala and her life, as well as the lives of many other girls, before and during the reign of the Taliban. It even gives information on websites and organizations that help boys and girls receive education throughout the world. A book for young activist.uses: introduction to biographies, study around current events around the world, education (the importance and supports), communities and activists (all about me and what they can do to help other)

  • Lara Lamb
    2019-06-06 08:51

    The story of Malala Yousafazai is a story that most adults are very familiar with and that we have heard countless times over the years especially as we talk about the fight for women's equality. I have always found her story of relentless devotion to the right of women to have access to equal education to be inspiring because she never gave up even when faced with adversity. Her story was told creatively and the illustrations being paper cutout pictures was a nice touch. This book would be more appropriate for older children but could be used to talk about the privileges we have in our country.

  • Dominic Cifuni
    2019-06-06 09:41

    The inspiring, award winning true story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who stands up and speaks out for every child's right to education is a great book for young children. This book shows how Malala fought for "every child to go to school for free". She was shot by the Taliban fighting for the education of young children. "One pen and one book can change the world". The class can write a letter to Malala thanking her for fighting for the right to education for young children throughout the world. The students can even design their own "pink warriors" and/ or a "warrior of words".

  • Noelle
    2019-05-21 05:31

    I chose this book because I wanted my students to have an example of a leader that is doing things in the present moment. I also feel that it is important for students to see someone who started standing up for what they believed at a fairly young age. In doing so I hope to give them inspiration to not be afraid of what others think, and for them to realize that they can achieve anything. I also hoped that this book would show that leaders do not back down, that they are courageous and that they stand up for others.

  • Gail Sacharski
    2019-06-11 08:46

    An excellent telling of Malala's life & her rise to crusader for education & world change. The art illustrations were fantastic.

  • Zerina
    2019-06-08 04:36

    Malala Yousafzai is a famous female activist in Pakistan. She was very young when Taliban occupied SWAT (hometown) and they banned girls from going to school. Malala was a very eager learner and she started blogging about it. Unfortunately, she was attacked by a Taliban supporter while going to school. She survived and now goes to school in England. She’s very active in her support for education for females. I think some background is needed to properly understand the significance of her work. In Pakistan, there are families that don’t feel like it’s necessary for females to be educated. Some groups use religion as an excuse to justify this belief. Taliban is one of those groups. Due to this widespread belief, low income families if they can afford education, they will choose their male kids to be educated. Hence, Malala Yousafzai’s bravery really showed the world that access to education isn’t guaranteed. I have always enjoyed reading Malala’s story because I think it’s inspirational for me. I have wanted to make a change, particularly in education and I think I would see my life complete if I could make a difference in someone’s life. Malala’s story impacted so many people around the world. She saw something that didn’t seem right and she tried to work towards changing it. I think that there not many of us who have the urge to change the wrong and I really admire her for her determination. There are some phrases that stuck out to me in this book. “Our words can change the world”Whether it’s just talking to our peers or using our voice to be an activist, it’s definitely true that our words hold a lot of power. I think that we are even more privileged because we live in a country that gives us opportunities to voice our thoughts. Malala had to write her views in secret because she was scared and she was living in an oppressed environment. This quote also reminds me to be careful with my words. I think it shows that I should think before I speak. “Education is our basic right”Education should be our basic right but that’s not the case for everyone. Malala and thousands of girls like her don’t have access to education because they live in war-torn areas and/or oppressed regimes. We need to be aware of our surroundings because I think sometimes we take our education lightly and we don’t know how blessed we are to have this opportunity. “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world”Lastly this quote showed me what teachers can do support their students. As a teacher, I want my students to realize that they need to value their education. I also want them to be aware of the different ways they can use their voice. I think this book is a great example for students of different ways that they can voice their concerns. Teachers can also use this as a way to introduce different projects on being an active citizen in the society. I think Malala Yousufzai: Warrior with words by Karen Leggett Abouraya is useful for all ages. Definitely a must read!

  • Jessica
    2019-05-20 05:31

    Identifying the appropriate genre: Multicultural LiteratureReview/Summary: This book is about the inspiring young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for every girl’s right to an education. Young Malala and two of her classmates were targeted by the Taliban. Malala had a life threatening injury from the incident but this did not stop her from pursuing educational rights for all. Writing Trait:Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words includes many writing traits: Presentation: The illustrations in this book are complex and layered. They help to show the culture of Pakistan in a way young children can easily understand. Ideas: The message this book delivers is valuable for both children and adults. “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world” (Malala Youzafzai).Usage for Classroom Instruction: This powerful book makes a great read aloud for third grade and up. The theme of this book makes it less suitable for students in K-2nd grades. I would use this book to teach about perseverance, heroism, and about the terrorism and the Taliban.Interest Level: 3-6Reading Level: 870L (6th to 7th Grade)

  • Jennifer Gass
    2019-05-23 09:23

    "Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words" tells the true story of Malala, a women's right activist from Pakistan who specifically stands up for every child's right to an education. In this life story, Malala is targeted specifically by the Taliban, who do not agree with women or children speaking out and deny them their right to go to school. Malala's constant struggles and her ability to overcome the tragedy that occurred to her are all portrayed very realistically. Students learning about the middle east would benefit greatly from this book because it allows them to feel what she was feeling. It opens their eyes to the battles many middle eastern women have to face on a daily basis. The social justice issue taking place in this book is not only about women's rights, but the right for an education and diversity. Pairing this book with "The Breadwinner" would be an excellent way to start off that novel.

  • Mathew
    2019-05-24 10:49

    I held back from reviewing this until I had read Malala's autobiography which is far superior. The words were fine in this book, sort of but the illustrations really irked me. Of course I fully support the message of free education for everyone but I just did not like the style or the use of images to get the point across. I think my problem lies with the fact that I don't know who the audience is here and some of the writing was poor with no strong links between ideas and sentences on pages at times. I want to see more of Malala's story out there for all children but for UKS2 I'd share her autobiography and before that, I'd want something a little better written with illustrations that are engaging and emotional.

  • Earl
    2019-05-31 11:45

    I've been wanting to read more about Malala ever since I've heard about her situation but didn't really have the time to read her book- not even the Young Readers Edition. I didn't even realize there was a picture book out until a parent came to the store asking about it since her four-year-old daughter wanted to be Malala for Halloween!Luckily, I found this book in the library and was completely inspired by Malala, her words, and her actions, as I'm sure everyone else will be when they hear her story. They'd want to stand with her in her fight to ensure every child has access to education!

  • Amanda Herman
    2019-05-30 04:50

    This picture book biography is the true, inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for every child's right to education. Malala spoke before the United Nations on her 16th birthday in 2012, nine months later, she was shot. This is a story that will inspire children to know that they can make a difference in the world no matter what obstacles they must overcome.

  • Anna Wallman
    2019-06-16 09:38

    I read this to my eight-year-old daughter because I wanted to know more about Malala and I wanted my daughter to know about the fight for education too. With the large font and playful papper-cut-photos I thought it was meant for a younger audience (like maybe five years old?) as a book for parents to read to their children, but the language was a bit hard for my daughter- it needed quite some explaining from my side. So make sure you read it with your child to explain it. An important story!

  • Natalie
    2019-05-22 08:47

    3.5 starsRead this for the 2015 Dewey Project. Very condensed version of Malala's story. I thought the illustrations were interesting, but I don't know who I would give this too. It might be too basic for older kids.

  • Mrs. Shaundell Smith-
    2019-06-04 08:45

    A fantastic book about Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban on her way to school. The focus is on her using her words to make a great contribution to her country and to the world. Tuesday Read-Aloud.

  • Jacqueline
    2019-06-17 07:39

    Beautifully illustrated. Beautifully told. Malala's story is an inspiration to young and old alike. This book portrays Malala's courageous battle for education in gentle, yet direct words for young readers.

  • Carol Scrimgeour
    2019-05-27 04:50

    An important picture-book biography that documents the story of Malala Yousafzai, accompanied by gorgeous collage illustrations.

  • Alice
    2019-06-01 09:26

    Brief story of Malala Yousafzai with collage illustrations that doesn't quite make her real enough for me. The information at the end was helpful in putting things in context.

  • Jen
    2019-05-27 11:50

    3.5. I liked the story, and Malala is endlessly inspiring, but the artwork isn't my style.

  • Amy Cobbs
    2019-06-06 10:51

    Great story, lovely illustrations. A must read for all.

  • Stacie
    2019-05-25 11:51

    Great book about the power of the words of children. Cool pictures too. I am Malala!

  • Elaine
    2019-05-26 10:45

    An important part of a children's library.