Malala Yousafzai, the 20-year-old international children’s advocate and youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Prize, is now spreading her message through children’s literature.
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‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’, to be released Oct. 17, is inspired by Yousafzai’s childhood desire to acquire a magic pencil that could magically fix the world’s problems. “But as she grew older,” publisher Little, Brown’s synopsis stated,” Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing.”
Malala tweeted out some pictures of her and her family posing with the book Thursday.
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In addition to her Nobel Peace Prize, Yousafzai, a native of Pakistan currently residing in the U.K., is also the youngest ever U.N. Messenger of Peace. Her story of outspoken courage in the face of derision and Taliban assassination attempts has been featured in a documentary and best-selling autobiography ‘I Am Malala’.
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