As a child in Pakistan, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai dreamed of possessing a magic pencil. She could use its powers to lock the door against her brothers and rid the world of poverty. But upon encountering grave problems close to home—soldiers in her village and children unable to attend school—she discovered that a person doesn’t need magic to change the world. An inspiring autobiographical story from the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala’s Magic Pencil (Little, Brown, $17.99) shows that courage is its own wizardry. Watercolor illustrations from duo Kerascoët create a powerful sense of atmosphere, and gold overlay designs emphasize Malala’s hopes, emboldening readers to transform their own dreams for a better world into reality. Ages 6-9.
Malala's Magic Pencil - Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoet