Biography

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan

 

Jeanette Winter writes excellent picture book biographies for early grade elementary students, and this book is no exception.  Malala Yosafzai is a 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, despite being only 17 years old.  When she was eleven, she spoke up about the importance of education for girls, despite the fact that she lived in Pakistan and received threats from the Taliban.  Eventually, a Taliban fighter shoots her, but Malala lives after being transported across the ocean to be treated.  And Malala continues to speak up.

The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger

When Alec Wilkinson approached Pete Seeger about writing his story Seeger asked him to write something that could be read in one sitting. This book fits the bill.

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