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Malala Yousafzai always knew she wanted to become a doctor someday. But a new extremist group in her home country of Pakistan wanted to stop girls from going to school.

Malala knew what was important, and so she spoke out. Even after she was attacked on a bus for her views, she persisted.

Learn about Malala's incredible recovery and her journey to becoming a world-famous adv
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Paperback, 128 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2019 by Scholastic Nonfiction
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Jenni Walsh
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Dear librarians, parents, educators, and readers,

I was so inspired while writing Malala's and Bethany's stories and I hope you'll be inspired while reading. A large thank you to the following booksellers for their kind words!

"In this engaging and informative book, Jenni L Walsh distills Malala Yousafzai's complicated, violent history into one that will neither scare nor intimidate young readers. It introduces the global refugee crisis and the violence that exists around the world alongside Malal
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Gail Shepherd
This wonderful middle grade "She Dared" series from Scholastic launches in January 2019 with the inspiring stories of two women (Malala Yousafzai and champion surfer Bethany Hamilton) who overcame great odds to make a difference, and in some ways changed the world (or at least our perceptions of what young women can be and do). Most of us know Malala's story, or the highlights of it -- she was targeted by the Taliban for the crime of pursuing an education-- but what Jenni Walsh has done here is ...more
Julie Overpeck aka Mrs. O's Library
Thank you to the Kid Lit Exchange network for a preview copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Malala Yousafsai and Bethany Hamilton are featured as part of a set of biographies planned by Scholastic. The stories in the book were familiar to me because I have read Soul Surfer and I Am Malala, sources for these books, but they might be new to young readers learning about these young women for the first time. I like that the author wrote about the importance of faith in both girls' lives, sin
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Carolyn Menke
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An inspirational story of perseverance, Malala Yousafzai (She Dared) follows the life of one exceptional young woman who risked her life to stand up for others. At a young age, Malala knew she wanted to become a doctor. It wouldn't be easy, but it was possible, until an extremist group puts her community, her family, her dream, and her life at risk. What happens next is masterfully told by Jenni L. Walsh, appropriate for middle grade readers. Malala is the role model I want for my own daughters ...more
Malayna Evans
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this inspiring story. Writing is pitch perfect, story is engrossing, pages wouldn't turn fast enough. My 10 yo daughter enjoyed it with me and I can't wait to read more of Jenni Walsh's work--so good!
Celeste
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great, simple biography. I enjoyed reading about what Malala has done for girls around the world.
Laura Gardner
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent elem/middle grade biography. Well written and inspirational!
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Jenni L. Walsh spent her early years chasing around cats, dogs, and chickens in Philadelphia's countryside, before dividing time between a soccer field and a classroom at Villanova University. She put her marketing degree to good use as an advertising copywriter, zip-code hopping with her husband to DC, NYC, NJ, and not surprisingly, back to Philly. There, Jenni's passion for words continued, addi ...more