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I Am Malala Yousafzai: Ordinary People Change the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Engaging bio of teen education activist/Nobel prize winner.

Book cover: I Am Malala Yousafzai

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Obviously some violence, make sure your kid is ready

I have bought several books in this series for my now five year old. We started reading some of them to him when he was four, but that might have been too early in retrospect. This one is probably better for a 6 or 7 year old. Since I’m the one reading it i can censor it as i see fit. I love how the books gently introduce important historical figures with just the right amount of seriousness but mostly focused on the good things they did, how they work hard and never give up, etc. The books usually gloss over the more violent or scary things that happened to each historical figure which I think is appropriate for the young kid audience.

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This stellar addition to the Ordinary People Change the World series features the youthful activist whose advocacy for girls' education made her a target of the Taliban and Nobel Prize winner at 17. I Am Malala Yousafzai finds its narrator as a little kid successfully arm-wrestling her brothers and soaking up all the learning she could get in her father's school. As she comes to fight for her own education, she also becomes a voice for those who often miss out to get the same opportunity. Surviving an assassination attempt is just the beginning, and readers will cheer her unbeatable spirit along the way.

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