Purchase to Support Our Program

“This is an excellent book to begin conversations about world injustice with children.” –The New York Times Book Review

Malala’s Magic Pencil

Written by Malala Yousafzai
Illustrated by Kerascoet
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Malala’s first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated volume tells Malala’s story for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed Malala to hold on to hope even in the most difficult of times.

Primary ISBN: 9780316319577
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

Community Represented:

Themes: , ,

Setting: Pakistan

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

Click here for details about how we define our titles.

Engagement Projects & Resources:

Share your favorite resources for this book with info@imyourneighborbooks.org.