4 Ways Your Child or Students Can Write About the Book I Am Malala After Reading It!
Here is an amazing book about a girl who stands up for education time and time again. Malala’s primary purpose is to fight for girls’ education in Pakistan (and around the world). She was shot because she was attempting to go to school in Taliban-ruled Pakistan, but she wants readers to know that the Taliban’s terrorism cannot intimidate her into submitting.
Here's 4 Reasons Your Child or Students Should Read This Book.
Reason 1: We read fiction stories where people, including children, are denied basic rights, we mourn for the hardships faced by fictional characters, and we sometimes forget that there are people in the real world who face equally overwhelming odds to fight for basic rights.
Reason 2: It is proof that teens can make a difference.
Reason 3: This book is very real. There are constant reminders of the fact that Malala is a teen, and has interests similar to most teens in the world. She mentions the Twilight movies more than once, she talks about the friendship and competitiveness between her classmates, and a lot of other things that are relatable, even if you live on the other side of the world.
Reason 4: It is a great inspiration to stand up against injustice, no matter which part of the world you’re from.
After your child or students read this book, this is a great opportunity to bring in some WRITING!
I was working with one of our 9th grade ELA students in our 1-1 writing program, and her teacher was having her choose a topic from the list below to write about after reading about Malala. Have your child or students choose one of these topics and run with it.
This book will help your child or students realize how blessed we are to be able to have an education and to not take it for granted.
Let us know in the comments how this book impacted your child or students after they read and write about it.