Monday, March 6, 2017

Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Title: Malala: Activist for Girls' Education

Author: Raphaële Frier

Illustrator: Aurélia Fronty

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world. 
Malala's courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography. 

About the Author: Raphaëlle Frier is an elementary school teacher. She has written fourteen books for children, including The Ogre and Maguerite (Talents Hauts) and Room with a View (Thierry Magnier). Raphaëlle lives in France.

About the Illustrator: Aurélia Fronty attended the Duperré School of Applied Arts in Paris. Aurélia has illustrated many books for children including Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees and I Have the Right to Be a Child (Groundwood). She lives in France.

Review: Excellent biography of a powerful woman who blossomed from a very brave girl. A great way to get the conversation going, and inspire others to speak out. I recommend this for older children and young adults. The story not only speaks of Malala's life, but her dreams, her inspirations, and all that she has and wishes to accomplish.