“Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you.”
Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captured the attention of the world with her bravery, becoming a voice for the rights of girls everywhere.
This is a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs. Girls from around the world express their sympathy, sisterhood and admiration for her. Many of them know first-hand the barriers that stand in the way of girls going to school – barriers like poverty, discrimination and violence. In Malala these girls recognize a leader, a champion, and a friend.
This book is not specifically linked to any curriculum subject. However the photos and messages in this book can be used to prompt group discussion and exploration of issues such as children's rights, girls' rights, standing up for what you believe in, and the importance of education.
The book has been put together by Rosemary McCarney, former head of Plan International Canada. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Plan.
Child Rights, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Media, Internet and Technology
KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14
Citizenship, English / literacy, English: ESOL / EAL, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)
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