Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan, Hardback Book

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan Hardback

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Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade.

She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them-he in 1995, she in 2012.

Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world.

The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth are an inspiration to all.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781481422949

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True story of a very brave girl who despite all she suffered and went through she still chooses to stand up for what is right regardless the danger. A sad reality.

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Two very influential stories in one! This is a perfect book for young children. I was really happy to find a story on Malala suitable for the younger ones, but got even more excited to find the story on Iqbal. I was a little surprised that I knew nothing about him. Even I got to learn something from the book. Both children were from Pakistan. Both were very brave. They stand up for something they strongly believed in and did their best to fight it for others. Malala, a little girl who stands against the Taliban fighters, for all the girls' rights of education. Still today, she spoke to audiences all around the world to promote education for girls and women. Iqbal, a little boy who lost his life fighting, to stop child labor from happening in Pakistan.

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This is a beautiful picture book that tells two very important stories. Both the story of Malala, a young girl fighting against the Taliban for an education, and Iqbal a young boy who fights back against child labour, are presented in an accessible way for primary students and supplemented with vivid and rich illustrations. This will be another important book to display during Harmony Day and global Citizenship week.

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Two children in Pakistan bravely speak out about horrible injustices in their world. One is assassinated and the other lived despite the assassin's best effort.Iqbal Masih is only four years old when he becomes a slave to a carpet factory owner who loaned Iqbal's parents twelve dollars. He is ten years old when there is finally a law stating that children can no longer be kept as slaves to repay loans. Iqbal is twelve years old when he is shot for spreading the message of freedom throughout Pakistan.Malala Yousafzai was eleven years old the first time she spoke publicly about the importance of education for girls. She was fifteen years old when the Taliban shot her in the head in front of her classmates for attending school. She was sixteen years old when she defied the Taliban again and told the world: "They thought that bullets would silence us, but they failed...One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world."