“If I had a magic pencil, I would use it to…”
“First, I would erase war, poverty and hunger. Then I would draw girls and boys together as equals.”
Malala is a young girl, living in Pakistan, who is clearly upset by the inequalities she both observes and experiences. Malala’s true story explains about war, poverty and fear and how she made enormous changes through her bravery. The delightful use of Malala’s ‘magic pencil’ allows her story to both address worries of war and poverty and to be linked to any areas of challenge and concern.
Malala’s beautiful and inspiring story shows how a young girl, seemingly powerless, can help to create a more peaceful world through her passion and perseverance. The illustrations gently express both the fear and hope that Malala shares which encourage further conversation and evokes empathy.