First Look At The UK Cover For Malala Yousafzai's Next Book
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. In October 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala was shot in the head at point-blank range because she had the temerity to campaign for girls’ education. She survived the brutal attack, and the shocking story made headlines around the world. Overnight Malala became a global symbol for peaceful protest and education for all. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person ever to be singled out in that way. The United Nations declared July 12, 2013—Malala’s 16th birthday—“Malala Day” in honour of her heroic stand to ensure universal education. Malala addressed the UN that day, her first public address since the shooting, and called on the world’s leaders to stand together and help every child get an education.
“My story is the story of thousands of children from around the world. I hope it inspires others to stand up for their rights.” Malala
MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND CHANGED THE WORLD (out in the UK in August) is Malala's second book and is a memoir of this remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by enlightened parents, Malala was encouraged to speak up for herself and for her beliefs. Drawing on her internationally bestselling memoir, but written for her peers with critically-acclaimed author Patricia McCormick, this edition includes exclusive photos and brand new material. Malala’s important story is not only the story of her life, but it is about the value of speaking out against intolerance and hate. It’s a message of hope from one girl who dreams of education for every girl in every country.
Take a peek at the cover, below! What do you think? Let us know in the comments, below!
MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND CHANGED THE WORLD (Indigo, Orion: 19 August 2014; £12.99, Hardback (9781780622149) and £6.99 ebook)