I Am Malala

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
– Malala Yousafzai




In This Kit You’ll Find:

  • 8 copies of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • 2 copies of Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
  • 2 copies of Shaking Things Up by Susan Hood
  • 2 copies of Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi & Bethany Hegedus
  • 1 copy of the discussion questions (you may keep)
  • Book sign-up sheet to keep track of books (you may keep)

Themes for Discussion:

  • I Am Malala: Taliban, girls education, children's rights, women's rights, courage, determination
  • Malala's Magic Pencil: Girls education, Pakistan, sex discrimination in education, social reformers, political activists
  • Shaking Things Up: Girls, women, social action, social justice
  • Grandfather Gandhi: Pacificists, India, grandfather & child, Mahatma Gandhi



About the Book:

I Am Malala: The book documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol of hope and inspiration when she challenged the traditions of her Pakistan community, offering insight into the influential role of her courageous father. (Novelist)

Malala's Magic Pencil: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy and erase the smell of garbage from her city. But as she grew older, she saw that there were more important things to wish for. (Novelist)

Shaking Things Up: The book introduces fourteen revolutionary young women who, through persistence and determination, created change in the world and paved the way for the next generation of female trailblazers and activists. (Novelist)

Grandfather Gandhi: Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light.

You’ll Like It If You Like:

Autobiographies and biographies, inspirational and moving stories of strength and determination

Reading Level:

I Am Malala: Read Together, Grades 5 - 6; Read Alone, Grades 6 - 12

Malala's Magic Pencil: Ages 9 - 12 years

Shaking Things Up: Ages 0 - 8 years

Grandfather Gandhi: Ages 0 - 8 years



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Fun things To Do & Explore at Your Book Club:

  • Watch: Malala Yousafazai's interview on The Daily Show where she describes the beauty of her homeland and the cruelty of the Taliban:


  • Learn: Check out Malala's website to learn more about her story, her work, and how YOU can help:


  • Read: An interview with Malala and the editor of Rookie magazine for teens:



  • Grandfather Gandhi Readers: Learn more about the activist, Mahatma Gandhi and watch the Grandfather Gandhi booktrailer:


What to read next:


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