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Malala's Magic Pencil
Malala's Magic Pencil | Malala Yousafzai
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As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. 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 picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times.
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maciforster
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This is a B picture book by Malala Yousafzai and illustrated by Kerascoët. It is about how, when she was younger, she wished for a magic pencil to solve her problems. As she got older, her problems got more serious, she wasn‘t allowed to go to school anymore but she persisted. She traded in her magic pencil for a real one and started writing and sharing her story for others to stand behind her and fight for women‘s education. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book won the the Nobel Peace Prize. I think it is great for a RA because even though this book is an autobiography, it is something that can spark an easy and in-depth conversation. This a pdf version of some activities that you could use after a read aloud: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/malala-s-magic-pencil-lesson-ideas-to-acco... 3w
maciforster This follows UDL principle 3.3 and EL strategy #4 to help complete the first activity 3w
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DawnS
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This B by Malala Yousafzai is a beautiful and eye opening retelling of her life. She recalls her hopes and wishes and how she created the magic she had once wished for. The story follows as she brings hope to people around the world. I adore the quote in the book “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” It would make a great AS or RA. #UCFLAE3414SU19

DawnS https://www.readacrossamerica.org/malalas-magic-pencil/ has great ways to apply the book in a classroom and links of additional resources. It would fit with ESOL strategy 28 of providing biographies of significant men and women from different countries and UDL 9.1 promoting expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation. 3mo
Estradan This would be such a great book to add the classroom, I feel like ELL students might relate and I think the quote you shared is very powerful. A student needs a push from someone (like us future teachers) & it‘s important to have students embrace their passion. 3mo
Kcompton2912 I have always wanted to learn more about Malala. I think she is a very inspirational figure for our students. Using this book as a RA, you can open the conversation up about her and how the students feel about her and how she impacts them. 3mo
jmartucci Using this book would be great for an AS! Malala is definitely someone the students should look up to! 3mo
fquadri This seems like a great book to share in the classroom. Malala is a very inspirational figure and I feel like ELL students will be especially motivated when reading this book. Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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BookInMyHands
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My almost third grader and I listened to this one together. We‘ve read picture books about Malala Yousafzai, but this short chapter book was a more in-depth look at this amazing young woman and her fight for girls‘ rights.

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cjegolden99
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Biography. This is a wonderful book for young children that introduces them to an amazing you g woman who fought and continues to fight for what is right.

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cjegolden99
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Malala‘s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai and illustrated by Kerascoët, 2017. This is a wonderfully told and beautifully illustrated story of the life of Malala Yousafzai as told by Malala herself. One of the strongest and most influential figures of our time has turned her life into a wonderful children‘s book.

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giont
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“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” ❣️ Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a heartwarming B story written by Malala herself. When Malala was a girl she wished for a magic pencil. At first she wanted one to erase the smell of garbage in her city and to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she got older and she noticed that girls in her country weren‘t allowed to go to school anymore, she picked up a real pen and made

giont a change. I highly recommend this book!! It‘s such a great, inspiring, story you won‘t regret reading. This would be a great book for an AS. Students could get to know more about her story! This link will bring you to a teaching guide for the book, it breaks it down into different lessons. https://www.penguin.com.au/content/resources/MMP%20Teachers%20Notes.pdf UDL principles 9.1 (promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation) & 9.2 7mo
giont (Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies) go along with the book because it talks about Malala, and what she experienced, and then how she dealt with it, she used it to make a difference. This story is definitely motivational. 7.2 (optimize relevance, value, and authenticity) also goes along with the book because it‘s important that any B book is in fact, a true, biography of the person. ESOL strategy 6 (continually monitor students 7mo
giont comprehension) fits because the lesson plan is broken down into different lessons so you‘ll be able to see their comprehension along the way. Along with 28 (provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries) this book can easily be tied in with many lessons. One may include studying important people from different countries, hers is one that should be included! #LAE3414sp19 7mo
alexandracarpenter Malala has an incredible story that should be told in every classroom! I love this book and the lesson plans seem awesome 7mo
DrSpalding It is a heartwarming story and one that shows extreme bravery! Often times picture book biographies show challenges and how the individuals overcame them. Excellent job aligning English learner 28 and using the publishers website as your resource. 7mo
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ha_kaye
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✏️✨ Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a wonderful B that tells the life story of Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education, she survived an attack from a Taliban gunman in 2012, and is the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. The story is based around what Malala would‘ve done if she had the magic pencil that she wished for every night. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye As the story continues, Malala realizes that not all the children in her village can attend school and soldiers start taking over and imposing new rules on her village. The art in the story is beautiful with the contrast of the actual scenery and what Malala imagines her magic pencil could make. This would make such a great AS since it is an autobiography. It won the Jane Addam‘s Book Award of 2019. 7mo
ha_kaye This link has multiple different beautifully done activities and it comes straight from Puffin Books. http://www.worldbookday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Primary-Teaching-Ideas-Ma... EL strategy 28, provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries, fits this book to a tee! It is important to remember that not EL students are going to be Spanish Speakers. 7mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.1, activate or supply background knowledge, is important to understand because the story is based in Pakistan which is culturally much different than the United States. 7mo
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Mmw2478 Sounds like a powerful story to share with students. Taking a look at this one. Your resource is really good. 7mo
giont I loved reading this book! I also chose it for one of my posts. It‘s such a powerful story that I feel everyone should know :) 7mo
C.Austin @ha_kaye Right after we had the opportunity to read this in class, I went right out and bought it! Such a powerful and moving story! Love your resource too! 7mo
SofiaRoselli This looks like an excellent book to use in my future classroom. Such an inspiring story to have students hear and look up to 7mo
ha_kaye thank you! @SofiaRoselli 7mo
DrSpalding I am very impressed by your posts and your support of your peers. Thoughtful thoughtful comments. 7mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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#ANewChapter #IHaveADream @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Dreams can come true. Hold on to it and make it happen... ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! ❤️🙌🏻😘 10mo
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Debiw781
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What a great #childrensbook! I love the positive message and it‘s a great book about the power of education and having a voice.

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KaitlynN
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Malala‘s Magic Pencil is a New York Times Best Seller, and a picture book autobiography. Malala tells her story in a narrative designed for children, while encouraging them to find their magic. I think that it would be interesting to look at Malala Yousafzai for an author study. She has only written this one book for children so it would be quite a contrast to other authors. #ucflae3414sp18

KaitlynN ESOL strategy 28 is about providing diverse biographies for ELs and this one definitely applies. If students actually help in creating an author study by collecting information and doing research UDL strategy 5.2 would be satisfied. Students could use a wide variety of materials and technologies to collect information and do a presentation. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKYalbPLRY 2y
KaitlynN The resource above is more for teacher background than it is an activity. I love this video because Malala is talking about her book, why she wrote it, and the story it tells. You could definitely use this video as part of an author study or show it to kids, but the background it provides is valuable enough for a teacher wanting to use this book in class! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#AprilBookishMadness #ChildProtagonist

Read this book while I toured the United Nations building, in NYC, back in December.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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5⭐️ simple yet beautiful

Jess7 I loved I am Malala! Going to have to check this out! 2y
WiseGirl13 I should read that... 2y
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MuddyPuddle
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There are so many wonderful picture book biographies out there for kids now, I decided to highlight them in a display for women's history month. I included some photos and a list of names to see if kids – or parents – could match 'em up.

LiteraryinLititz That‘s such a great idea! 2y
Johanna414 My mom and I are both school librarians and we were just discussing the other day how much we love this trend in publishing! 2y
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CrowCAH
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#UnitedNations #NYC

Read this book while I waited for my U.N. tour, in the U.N. Bookstore!!! 📚

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faelinwolf
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So cool & pretty! #endpapers

SassyBookworm Love that!!! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful 2y
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faelinwolf
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Magic is everywhere in the world--in knowledge, beauty, love, peace. The magic is in you, in your words, in your voice.

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MarriedtoMrT
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“...because where I came from, many girls weren‘t allowed to become what they dreamed of.”

Every bit as good as you would expect.

Bookcation74 Oh good! I bought this as a Christmas gift for my nieces! 2y
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alanacristin
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Malala tells her story of fighting for the right to education. This version for the youngest readers alludes to the violence of her attack but doesn't make it too scary. The illustrations depict her community realistically but there are dreamy drawing overlays in gold as she imagines change. #mommyreads #picturebooks #biography #justice #education

Tamra Sweet art! 2y
Cinfhen Beautiful 2y
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cristiana_de_sousa
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Leitura super importante! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookishMarginalia
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A beautiful book and an important story. This would make a perfect gift!

sparklemotion This cover 😍 2y
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Beths
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This B book shares a wonderful story of Malala Yousafzal‘s life growing up in a war torn world. The book won a Nobel Peace Prize and was a New York Times best seller. This story of hope would be great for a AS or RA. UDL 3.1 can be used with this story to supply background knowledge on Malala‘s life and war.

Beths This resource https://blog.enotes.com/2017/10/09/who-is-malala-and-what-is-she-doing-now/amp/ gives great information and insight on who Malala is. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
AJones Thanks for sharing @Beths I just added this book to my stack. (edited) 2y
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hwheaties
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Woot! This came in the mail today, just in time for us to read tonight!!

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GypsyKat
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This is the first time I've heard about this! I have her autobiography on Audible, but I haven't listened to it yet. I think it may be next on my list. 💗
https://www.bookstr.com/malala-yousafzai-writing-autobiographical-book-kids

Jess7 She is amazing! I loved I am Malala 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh awesome 2y
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