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

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Two true, inspiring stories about child activists.

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Winter is an acclaimed author/illustrator and picture-book biographer who sensitively handles difficult, cross-cultural subjects, and her colorful, folk-art-inspired illustration suits the subject. Small, telling human details help kids relate; Malala and her friends wear regular clothes over their school uniforms to disguise the fact that they're going to school; Iqbal weaves tiny kite patterns into his rug, ones the boss can't see. In an evocative center spread, the children reach out to each other via kites that soar between them, a powerful visual reminder that their stories are intertwined.

Malala and Iqbal's stories are inspirational and can introduce young readers to life in a country less free than their own.

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