Malala's Mission for the World

A Children's Book About Bravery and the Fight for Girls' Education for Kids Ages 6-10

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Pub Date 07 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 18 Dec 2023

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“I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls" -- Malala Yousuf Zai, Nobel Prize Winner and a global symbol of standing up for your rights. This is her story.

Born in the beautiful valley of Swat, Pakistan, Malala Yousuf Zai, is a strong advocate of girl’s right to continue their education. In an area where educating girls was considered unnecessary and unlawful, Malala stood out as a shining star and her courage glittered in every girl. It provided them with the vision to educate themselves to bring pride and success to their families and homeland.

Facing unimaginable challenges, including a harrowing attack by a Taliban gunman, Malala's determination to bring about change never wavered. Join us on this empowering journey as we witness her remarkable resilience and learn the true power of education and equality.

For all parents and young readers passionate about social change, this book is an essential tool for instilling the values of courage, perseverance, and the pursuit of justice.

Grab your copy now and let Malala's story of triumph inspire the next generation. This is a perfect gift for any child's library or the classroom.

“I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls" -- Malala Yousuf Zai, Nobel Prize Winner and a global symbol of standing up for your rights. This is...


Advance Praise

 Cory

5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all :)

Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2016

Another book which I was given to review honestly in exchange for my feedback.

This book hits the spot. Its primarily focused to women audience, but I am sure that everyone can relate to it quite easily. I especially like how the images vividly describe the story-line and its flow. Its fairly a quick read, but its easily noticeable that the book is written with lots of passion and love. Story is presented very nicely, each image on separate preview page with high quality and nice layout.

SPOILER ALERT: the story unfolds about growing up in Pakistan, its differences in everyday life as well as in culture too. Malala's actions really did change the world so do grab this book and learn how she was nominated for Noble prize. I will not discolose too much so be sure to check it on your own.

I learned quite a lot and I will recommend this book to everyone I know. Big thx to the team who supplied me with this great book since this was not always the case, but again, they do tell me when the book is good or not. Anyway, it was a definitive refresh of having finally read something worthy and genuine. Grab your copy now and I promise you that you will not regret your decision. Huge recommendation to everyone!!!!!


 Tamika S. Bibb

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Read!

Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2016

This is a great book that shows how one girl's determination transformed the life of others through education along with courage.

 Cory

5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all :)

Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2016

Another book which I was given to review honestly in exchange for my feedback.

This book hits the...


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A well written and well illustrated retelling of Malala’s story.

I think this book would be best suited for children in the Grade 3-6 range, as it is a bit longer and some details might still be a bit too upsetting for younger kids.

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Malala made me remember that not everyone lives as fortunate as others. Malala’s bravery hits home for women all over and for women of daughters who want them to live and love and grow and be brave and make a difference in the world.

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A good children’s book about the life of Malala and her journey to promote female education. I liked the story, but the illustration style wasn’t my favorite (it felt very computer generated).

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This book should be in every library and school. While written for ages 6-10, it's a lovely introduction to a remarkable young lady of courage and determination that can benefit many different ages. I've actually read Malala's own book but this one is a great introduction for young readers or, sigh, those who simply don't know anything about her other than that she's someone "important". While it certainly doesn't give an in depth look at Malala Yousif Zai. it covers the basics without dwelling on the more horrifying elements. In other words, be aware it touches on her being attacked and shot in the face for the sin of simply wanting an education but in a straightforward, non-dramatic manner. She was a powerful voice even then and continues her efforts to promote education and learning for all despite all.

The illustrations by Ana Grigorijev are absolutely lovely and portray some of the beauty of her homeland of Swat, Pakistan. The book is short but conveys the full story in a way children can relate to without being horrified by the violence in her life. Seriously, if you have a young girl in your life, this would make a lovely addition to their young library. They need to know this remarkable young lady. Thanks #BooksGoSocial and #NetGalley for sharing this with me.

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This story is important and Malala is amazing. I'm a huge fan. Every kid should know her story, and the pictures are gorgeous.
The language could be improved. The writer was trying to keep it simple for younger people but it just came off as kind of awkward.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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This was so good! I loved how kid friendly the story was. The pictures were gorgeous. Malalas story is really beautiful and she is so inspiring. What an important book for children to read.

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I’ve read several books about Malala and this is a good one for young people. She is famous for speaking out about equal rights for females. The situations shown here allow readers to see how very dangerous it was for Malala to become a social activist. Her efforts to help females have the same rights as males to education was an especially important message.

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Malala Yousuf Zai was born on 9 October 2012 in the beautiful country of Pakistan where the government did not value girls or their education. Despite this, her father secretly had her in the school where he taught. On 12 July 1997 her life was totally changed forever when a member of the Taliban shot her in the head. She was airlifted to a major hospital in England where some fantastic surgery was done. Later she finished her education and became an outstanding advocate for the rights of women to be educated. She has even been awarded the Nobel Prize. We need to continue with her work.
The illustrations by Ana Grigorijev are fairly intricate, beautiful, brilliantly colored, and exceptional.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on PDF from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley. Thank you!
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I really enjoyed this book and it has some wonderful illustrations.

The book is well written, it covers the high, and low, points of Malala’s life so far. She is a truly inspirational character, and every child should know her story and how she stood up for girls and their right to education

It is 5 stars from me for this one, a great introduction to Malala and what she has achieved to use as a starting point for further discussions – very highly recommended!

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Thank you toNet Galley for this e-copy of Malala,s Mission for the World by Aida Zaciragic in exchange for a honest review.This book is a must read for elementary school students.Through it’s powerful words and beautiful illustrations, this book tells the tale of Malala, the brave Pakistani girl who wasn’t afraid to speak up for children and especially girls in her country so that they could all receive an equal education.Despite surviving a near death shooting by the Taliban , Malala’s voice continues to resonate throughout the world as she fights for human rights worldwide.Highly recommend.Beautiful illustrations.

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I said no more ARCs but yeah this isn't an arc, i did read it on NetGalley regardless.
Such beautiful and emotional story, really inspiring, stand for what's right even if you get shot in the head!
I was putting my last arc review on netgalley when i saw this and when i saw how short it was i decided to make it my introduction into Malala, i might have her actual book somewhere, but i honestly didn't feel like reading it, but a short book? yeah that encouraged me and now i want to read her own book.
Malala started noticing how girls are treated less than boys in her country from a young age, and then Taliban came and prohibited them from even learning, Malala told their story to the world, and kept a diary of sorts like Anne Frank from world war 2 (Which i need to google!)
And it set the eyes of Taliban on her, who shot her in the head, with several other girls, luckily none of them died, Militant Islam is the worst, and it such a hard thing to deal with globally, because they are the armies that are actually fighting, it takes an army time to start being good at real combat, most countries are just fighting with fighter planes bombing places, but the real men who are fighting on the ground are actually terrorists like Taliban and others, and they can afford to lose men, because they think their purpose for fighting is from the divine, but most of the other civil countries aren't really fighting with a divine purpose, so a death is a death, you are giving up your life, even if you kill 1000 for 100 of your own it would still be a loss.
And only Islam as a religion can brainwash idiots and convince them to fight in the first place, as long as religious purposes are still part of the game, so even if you say give them power or money to try and keep it down or "in home" they still have to give reign to the prejudices of the simple men who fight for them, who want to oppress women or kill people who left Islam, and so many other things, How to deal with any of the matters of this world? it's beyond me!
we can all collectively choose to be good, and peaceful, and our congresses can choose to give us more freedom, and not give in to every whim of the armies or the bloodthirsty leaders, But guess what we aren't doing that, we aren't collectively good, or at least the people who are ruling us and leading us all.
As for the People, it's much harder, because I could tell you, you know there is an entire oppressed nation living under occupation by Iran for over 70 years and are part of Iran right now, and guess what nobody knows them, nobody cares, nobody would even put the effort to learn about them, and can you tell people, oh you gotta read, or you gotta watch documentaries to know how to save our environment? no everyone is dealing with their own thing, and even when they decide to take sides in international conflicts, because they are hearing from a side that's demonizing, and don't care for the other side, because they are ''convinced''
So really our situation is dire, and it's gonna take a new catastrophe like world war 2, and the annihilation of two cities populations of innocent people by a nuclear bomb, for the world to wake up again, and realize what they are doing wrong.

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Malala’s Mission for the World by Aida Zaciragic is an excellent, accessible read for elementary school students. It features illustrations by Ana Grigorijev.

Malala is a well known figure – the youngest Nobel Prize winner, a prominent voice for women’s rights to education, etc. The information in the story is factual and obviously removes/glosses over the less child-friendly parts of her story. It's a socially conscious read that could definitely be brought into the classroom and could spark great conversations on activism.

My critique would be on the translation and text format, which I believe can be fixed to be more suited to the story’s intended audience. There are long passages on certain pages, whereas more illustrations and more concise paragraphs of text on each page could be easier for younger readers to digest. Overall, a good read for kids and a great conversation starter for educators and parents alike.

Thank you, NetGalley, BooksGoSocial, and Aida Zaciragic for this ARC of Malala's Mission for the World.

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Malala's Mission for the World describes Malala's story and goals in a way that it is accessible to younger children between the ages of six to ten.

I thought the illustrations in this book were absolutely stunning and really added to my enjoyment of the story. I liked that the story focused on Malala as a person and her fight for equality as opposed to just what happened to her. Although this book is advertised as being for children from the ages of six to ten I do think children at the upper end of this range might find it slightly too basic and immature.

Overall I think this is a really important story for children to learn about and I loved the beautiful illustrations!

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This was a very enjoyable book, and a good introduction to Malala's life, and to the issues that face women in the middle east. I really enjoyed the pictures and thought that they really added to the story. I think kids in early grades would enjoy this book and learn a lot. There were a few passages of the book that seemed to be out of order a little bit, specifically some of the parts about the world finding out who she was despite the attempt to keep her identity secret. Overall a good book to have in a classroom to begin a discussion around the importance of education for everyone, and how boys and girls should be treated equal.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

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Malala is an inspiration and I have followed her story. This is a wonderful book for children. The illustrations are beautiful. This is an important book for children. Malala’s strength and courage is heartwarming and empowering. This book should be in all schools and libraries.

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This is a sweet and simple introduction for children to the story of activist Malala Yousufzai. Malala's courage and her conviction about the importance of girls' education is inspirational. Her impact has already been felt far beyond her native Pakistan.

Learning how a young girl like Malala has made a difference to so many lives is a good way for kids to learn about a diverse and sometimes challenging wider world.

Malala also makes an excellent role model for both boys and girls when it comes to demonstrating the value of taking a stance on a key issue affecting wellbeing of people worldwide.

The book does a good job of telling her story, and I wish it had also named others - such as her best friend in Pakistan - who also suffered because of the Taliban attack that nearly killed her. They are also part of her story and should be acknowledged as such.

That caveat aside, this volume is a good addition to the bookshelves of children in different parts of the world. The accompanying art is nicely done too.

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Malala is a person to whom all of mankind owes a debt.
This book is a tribute and reminds us of so many traits. The book brought out Malala's triumphs after having to overcome such horrific obstacles. It teaches students about bravery, pursing your dreams and wanting to eliminate prejudice all around the world.
This story of Malala will be better aimed towards older elementary school students who will have more of an understanding of her hardships. Her perseverance in sticking up for girls' inherent rights ring genuine.
All are sure to be inspired by this book.

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A beautiful and informative picture book telling the story of Malala. As the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize it is important to remember her story. It may be an American thing but my school students prefer less text on each page if reading by themselves. This can easily be read to all elementary aged children but if reading on their own probably 3rd graders and up. The illustrations are beautiful, realistic and colorful. I can think of many lessons and discussion that could be used in a classroom using this book.

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This is a beautifully written book which tells a story that should be known far and wide. I will certainly be buying a copy for our library as everyone should know about this amazing young woman and her achievements in the face of great adversity.

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“I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls" -- Malala Yousuf Zai, Nobel Prize Winner and a global symbol of standing up for your rights.

This was a well-done little biography that I think kids everywhere would appreciate.

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A beautiful picture book telling the story of Malala. Malala is the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize. She is a strong advocate of girl's right to continue their education in an area where educating girls was considered unnecessary and unlawful.

Overall this book is good, but for a picture book I prefer less text on each page so younger readers can read it easily on themselves. This can easily be read to all elementary-aged children but if reading on their own probably 4th graders and up. As for the illustrations, they are beautiful and so realistic.

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