Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala
by Lina Maslo (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Malala Yousafzai was born, people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything.

In Pakistan, people said girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country.

And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet.

Snippet: But then a new enemy came to Pakistan.

At first, the enemy hid within the radio.
They told the people what to do.
They told people that girls could no longer go to school.

Then the enemy came out of hiding.
The punished people who did not listen to them.
They blew up schools for girls.

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