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I Am Malala
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban | Malala Yousafzai
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
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Shakespearience
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I finished this on the plane. A very good biography read and a message I think that needs to be heard in regards to both women‘s rights and education. If you haven‘t read this yet then you should. #vhsreads #viloniareads #biography

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Shakespearience
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“...and I began to see that the pen and the words that come from it can be much more powerful than machine guns, tanks, or helicopters. We were learning how to struggle. And we were learning how powerful we are when we speak.” pg 157

Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! You wrote that? It's beautiful! ❤️ ❤️ 3w
Shakespearience @Jee_HookedOnBookz it is a quote from the book I am reading. 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz No I mean the handwriting :) 3w
Shakespearience @Jee_HookedOnBookz oh! No I used a program called Word Swag. 3w
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Shakespearience
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Books: part of a balanced breakfast. 📖 🍳 🥓 🍉 #booksandbreakfast #vhsreads #viloniareads

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Shakespearience
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“I am proud that our country was created as the world‘s first Muslim homeland, but we still don‘t agree on what this means. The Quran teaches us sabar — patience — but often it feels that we have forgotten the word and think Islam means women sitting at home in purdah or wearing burqas while men do jihad.” I am learning so much from this book! #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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Does anyone else fall asleep reading? This is what I wake up to sometimes...I tend to do most of my reading at night as I go to bed. Sometimes the bookmarks gets lost in the sheets or I drift off with my finger between pages. Either way I end up waking to my pile of books. Is there any better way to wake up? #sleepingwithbooks #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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“He thought there was nothing more important than knowledge...Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls” (“Growing Up in a School‘s” p. 41) #vhsreads #viloniareads #powerfulwords #education

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Shakespearience
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Nothing like a good book and a nice view. #eveningread #biography #viloniareads #vhsreads

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Shakespearience
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After helping sort books at our school library I kept finding books I wanted to borrow. Fortunately we have summer checkout. Unfortunately our librarian said teachers have no limit to the number of books they can check out. I had to cut myself off, but I have a good haul. #vhsreads #viloniareads #schoollibrary #teacherproblems #readerproblems #bookhaul

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Shakespearience
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“Ok, shoot me, but first listen to me. What you are doing is wrong. I‘m not against you personally, I just want every girl to go to school” (Yousafzai 7). Can‘t wait to start reading this. #vhsreads #viloniareads #biography #tbr

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rigo.padilla
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It was an amazing book that helped me learn about the complex origin story of Pakistan while reading about Malala. Through this book, I was able to express anger, pride, and tears. I am left with the realization that regardless of our struggle, we can all do more to make push ourselves and help make the world a better place.

"One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world." #IAmMalala #EducationIsTheWay #EducationForAll

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SomedayAlmost
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Thank you, teachers! You do indeed change the world. #teacherappreciationday #teachersrule

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ke1lbe1l
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I appreciate her concern for the cost of her hospital care, especially at her young age. I was crying through her explanation of what happened but when she mentioned a medical helicopter all I could think of was speaking with a nurse when my mom was in the hospital (and could see the helipad from her room) about how much it costs to fly the patient, let alone family members... and it is a very large bill. But very worth it.

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ke1lbe1l
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Her father‘s friend has a very poignant explanation of what the Taliban actually is: “The Taliban is not an organized force as we imagined ... its a mentality. And this mentality is everywhere in Pakistan. Someone who is against America, against the Pakistan establishment, against English law - he has been infected by the Taliban.”

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CoffeeNBooks
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I read this with my English students this year, and they really liked it! They were amazed at Malala's bravery, and enjoyed watching the interview of her after we read the book. I will definitely continue to read this in my classes each year. #teachersoflitsy #englishteacher

Brewychock48 I loved it. Made me cry. She is amazing,a strong woman 2mo
AmyG I loved this, too. She is so inspiring. 2mo
Kimberlone The documentary “He Named Me Malala” is also fantastic 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Kimberlone I just put it on hold at the library! 2mo
Kimberlone @CoffeeNBooks it‘s so good! I was in tears the whole time 😭 2mo
AndreaLove Such a amazing story. 2mo
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ExpatsandEnglishBooks
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I may not have gotten a bingo but the prompt was a fun idea! #books #bookishbingo #apriltbr #bookstagram #booknerd

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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This book has been lingering on my TBR stack for way too long! I'm so glad I finally read it ☺️ What an amazing young lady, what an incredible story!

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IndoorDame
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This was extremely well done! I‘d like to get a paper copy of this later in the year and reread certain parts because I realized as I was listening to the audiobook that I‘m just too visual to follow all the details of historical politics (without a narrative structure) verbally. But I learned a lot and this was definitely a pick for me. Plus it‘s been in my queue for a while and fills a #booked2019 prompt 14- Muslim author or main character.

Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this one 🙈 2mo
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Zmohammad
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This B, Nobel Prize winner is about a girl who stood up for education and was shot by terrorists. This would be great included in the classroom for an AS. UDL strategy 3.3 guide information processing and ESOL 4 link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge 28 provide B of men and women from different countries would align with the lesson plan attached by activating what they learned and key events throughout the story. #LAE3414sp19

Mmw2478 I am dying to read this book and am bummed I didn‘t get it done for our Litsy assignment. She has an incredible story. Plan on reading this one. 2mo
C.Austin @Zmohammad I loved reading this book! Her story is truly amazing! Great resource! 2mo
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Mmw2478 I just bought this book at Goodwill for $1.99. Planning to to put in my Summer read pile. 2mo
Zmohammad @Mmw2478 You will love it! Enjoy 🙂 2mo
DrSpalding English learner strategy 28 is just right for all biographies shared with children. 2mo
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Ms.Bursey
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The New York Times best-seller biography novel about the girl that was shot by the Taliban and stood for education is a touching literature circle book, students can discuss amongst their peers the drive and motivation Malala had despite the things that happened to her. The UDL principle is 3.2 and the ESOL STRATEGY is 3. Encourage self-talk (positive thinking)

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Jennick2004
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There‘s an adaptation for my 9 year old to read?! Guess I know what‘s going in her Easter basket 💜

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sammisho
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#booked2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Muslim Author or MC

A powerful and humbling read. There was so much of Malala's story that I did not know. Made me even more thankful for the education I have been lucky enough to receive, and the one my daughter is getting now.

Cinfhen Inspiring🙌🏻 2mo
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Maitri
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Happiness is re-reading a favourite Book
#inspiration 😊

Maitri Thankyou so much 😊 2mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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Maitri I am very thankful for them.....😊 2mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 (just a quick user tip: when you respond to someone in the comments, they won‘t see it unless you tag them.) 2mo
Maitri Ok Thanks @wanderinglynn I was unaware about that 2mo
wanderinglynn No worries! It‘s relatively easy to get the hang of. ☺️ 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
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kelseymccormick
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I Am Malala (B) is a New York Times Bestseller and will spark some great discussions in (LC‘s). Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen-year-old girl living in Pakistan fights for females rights for education. As a result, she was shot by the Taliban. Definitely add this inspiring story to your TBR if you haven‘t read it already! #LAE3414SP19

kelseymccormick https://educators.brainpop.com/lesson-plan/malala-lesson-plan-write-speech-award... This is a great resource for upper elementary students to organize their thoughts and write a speech awarding Malala. 3mo
kelseymccormick Using the concept map to organize main ideas of the autobiography aligns with UDL 3.2 Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. This lesson also aligns with ESOL #6 Continually monitoring students‘ comprehension. (edited) 3mo
cwright I frequently ask myself why I have not yet read this freaking book. The attached lesson plan is an awesome idea that I‘d be super interested in using in my future classroom. Looks like I need to get on reading it soon!! 3mo
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ha_kaye Malala‘s Magic Pencil would make a great introduction text to this book! 2mo
C.Austin @kelseymccormick I read the adult version of this book so I‘m curious to see how it differs from the young readers version! I found her adult version very informative and moving! I‘m sure the young readers version is just as good! 2mo
DrSpalding Haley K. said it well… This would be a wonderful introduction to this powerful biography. 2mo
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DoubleARon
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This was powerful, and beautiful. Told by someone that dearly loves and misses her home. Her passion and belief in her mission comes through along with her sacrifice. I found so many parts of this illuminating about Pakistani life in the Swat Valley before and after the Taliban.

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Hollie
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As seen in the Denver airport this morning. We have arrived safely in Tampa and are so excited to get on the ship tomorrow!

Bookladylinda Enjoy!!!! 3mo
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TheAliceEvers
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I can‘t let International Women‘s Day go by without mentioning this powerhouse!

I highly recommend everyone reading this, it‘s beautiful and heartbreaking and an incredible story!

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Elma
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LogiKitty Beautiful quote! What's the literary luck tag? 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LogiKitty it‘s our photo challenge!! Check it out!! 3mo
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hermyknee
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“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
-Malala Yousafzai

#quotsymar19 #book #lizdoesquotsy

TheBookHippie Amen. ❤️ 3mo
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CafeMom
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I love history and liked learning about Pakistan and the valley of Swat. I also admire strong women. I appreciated the updates in my addition. It has been a while since I have read a YA book and I rather enjoyed the change of pace.

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Santhoshthomas
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I read malayalam version of this book. Very much liked the way she presented her life and struggles. The reader could feel the problems faced by malala. She is one of the best author to me. I am inviting you to read this book as soon as possible....

SW-T I enjoyed her book. Well told. 4mo
Santhoshthomas @SW-T thanks 4mo
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

Just as I find books about the amazing Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fall short of her power, so I felt about this book. It was, perhaps, too long and a bit repetitive. My reaction to the book in no way diminishes my admiration for Ms. Yousafzai's work and spirit.

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CafeMom
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This is the next book in my buddy read with my son, he is reading it for Sophomore English. I have wanted to read this for some time. I was so impressed with her speech to the United Nations. I have since watched a couple documentaries about her as well as her talk with David Letterman. Looking forward to it.

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farmhousegal19
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Malala's story is an inspiring story of strength and hope.

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MoMogrl
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This was such an eye opening book. As sad as it could be, it was also encouraging to see people willing to fight for what is right. This is a must read for everyone.

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MoMogrl
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Setting my goal at 50 again this year. Although I didn't reach it last year, I did read 23 books with almost no reading between May and November so I think this is very doable. I am also going to do #booked2019 even though I didn't complete #booked2018. I may do #litsyatoz as I almost completed it last year.

Currently reading the tagged book.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
Cinfhen You got this!!!! And you did read a lot of the prompts for #booked2018 5mo
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MoMogrl
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Next up. Hope to finish for #diversenonfiction for #booked2018

Jennick2004 Liked this one 6mo
Cinfhen Good choice!! 6mo
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Freespirit
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Hoping everyone has a healthy and happy Christmas with those who you love 💕 Hope you get time to read a little as well. My family know my love of books and spoilt me😍Lots of reading pleasure ahead📚📚📙❤️

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 6mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 6mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Such a fiercely strong story that is both shocking and heartbreaking. I think what struck me the most with this book was how genuine the writing was and the fact that she tried so hard to make it relatable to the reader. This was really excellent and a must read.

EleniKara Read this for a book club in high school and I keep meaning to revisit it, honestly such an impactful book! 6mo
britt_brooke I listened to this a few months ago. So good!! She‘s amazing. 6mo
Victoriahoperose @EleniKara I totally agree! I definitely@think it‘s one I will revisit 6mo
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KimM
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With this book I completed my #readtheworld challenge. #middleeast. My take away: when the Taliban shot Malala they only succeeded in shooting themselves in the foot.

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Caterina

Y'all I was leading a Bible study with middle schoolers the other day and one of the questions was "do you believe one person can make a difference in the world?" and a middle school boy who tends to act out and also vocally supports Trump (like his parents) raised his hand, and said that he was reading the tagged book in English class and because of it he thinks that one person can make a positive difference in the world. Bless that teacher ??

Megabooks Yes! 🙌🏻 7mo
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Minispok
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Yellow, Red and Orange Books 📔📕📙

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InnerSavvy
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Mix of personal, history and current I formation regarding Pakistan. Worth reading about about Malala and her Dad who stood up for education.

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Morr_Books
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"When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is." This is one of the most amazing memoirs by one of the most amazing women in the world. She continues to fight for education for all. She 100% deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. ?

RaimeyGallant This was so great. 8mo
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albertabooklady

So far so good. Love seeing how different cultures live.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊🎈 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 Are you a fellow Canadian? 8mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 8mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 8mo
albertabooklady Thank you everyone. 7mo
albertabooklady Yes. I'm from Alberta, Canada. 😃 7mo
albertabooklady @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yep. Alberta Canada. Sorry. Still figuring this out. And I see it's like Twitter in how you address ppl. Lol. 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome. Me too! #yyc 🍁 ... Litsy is a bit tricky to figure out at first. In the above comments there's a link for Litsy Tips created by @RaimeyGallant . I found them to be very helpful... happy reading. 📚 7mo
RaimeyGallant More Prairie Littens! I'm in MB. 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#strongheroine #31bookpics
The list in my head was long ❤️ #hope #resist

CoffeeNBooks I'm pretty sure you won the prompt with this one. 😁 This was such a great book! I read it a few months ago, and I'll be reading it with my English classes this year. 8mo
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RobynBly
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worth to read! an inside story of a Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban. Malala voiced out the importance of education to every girl in the world and none of them should be left behind. so girls, we have our rights to receive education like men did! ❤

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RobynBly

In Pakistan when women say they want independence, people think this means we don't want to obey our fathers, brothers or husbands. But it does not mean that. It means we want to make decisions for ourselves. We want to be free to go to school or to go to work.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊🌸 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
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RobynBly @Eggs thank you! ❤❤❤ 9mo
RobynBly @RaimeyGallant thank you! ❤❤❤ 9mo
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