Malala: Activist for Girl’s Education
By Raphaële Frier
Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
Charlesbridge Publishing, Biography. 2017
Fronty’s art beautifully accompanies the intense story of Malala Yousafzai’s life thus far. Malala is an inspiration. There are many who faced with her experiences would feel defeated. The harder things got for her, the stronger she became. At just eleven years old she spoke out against the Taliban for taking away her educational rights. There was an attempt to assassinate her, but after she healed she went on to speak at the United Nations. At seventeen she was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Frier powerfully tells Malala’s story and describes her heroic efforts to give a voice to the voiceless. I was excited to bring this book home and share her story of advocacy for others with my own children. Older children will be able to understand the meaning and message Frier portrays and be exposed to passion for a cause, no matter the age.