Malala's Magic Pencil


I am so incredibly lucky to have got tickets to see Malala Yousafzai in conversation with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai in London in November! Malala is an utter inspiration to me and I’m so excited to get to see her speak in person.

Malala’s Magic Pencil, written by the international icon, education activist and the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize herself, Malala Yousafzai, tells the story of Malala as a child in Pakistan. She wishes for a magic pencil so that she could make everyone happy, to erase the garbage from her city or to sleep in an extra hour. But as Malala grows she sees that there are more important things to wish for, and even if she never finds a magic pencil, Malala realises that she could still work hard everyday to make her dreams come true.


Beautifully illustrated by Kerascoët, Malala has written an empowering picture book suitable for young readers that will inspire them to find magic all around and to hold on to hope even in the most difficult times.


A truly graceful and important picture book to share with children about the incredible young woman Malala is.


One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.



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