Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala

Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala







The inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, from debut author/illustrator Lina Maslo.

When Malala Yousafzai was born, some people shook their heads because girls were considered bad luck. But her father looked into her eyes and knew she could do anything.

In Pakistan, some believed girls should not be educated. But Malala and her father were not afraid. She secretly went to school and spoke up for education in her country.

And even though an enemy tried to silence her powerful voice, she would not keep quiet. Malala traveled around the world to speak to girls and boys, to teachers, reporters, presidents, and queens—to anyone who would listen—and advocated for the right to education and equality of opportunity for every person. She would shout so that those without a voice could be heard. So everyone could be as free as a bird.

Free as a Bird is the inspiring true story of a fearless girl and the father who taught her to soar.


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  • Colleen Fauchelle

    I had to work today and this book just came in to the shop. So I read it and I will one day own my own copy. The illustrations are beautiful (I love the colour red). As soon as I started reading it I ...

  • QNPoohBear

    This charming biography of the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner is an excellent book to read with young children. It tells the story of a tiny girl placed in her father's classroom, absorbing the les...

  • Angela Blount

    Originally reviewed for YA Books Central: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsnon...Inarguably valuable—an inspirational and world-expanding children’s book.Having read I am Malala (the adult versio...

  • Kristine Hansen

    The story of Malala told in a very simplistic form, that I think will still be a little bit disturbing for the picture book crowd so be warned.Malala is an important story to tell though. I wish the b...

  • Jodie

    Great introduction to the Nobel prize winner and beautiful illustrations. ...

  • Rita

    A picture book about Malala who was shot by the Taliban in 2012. It's such a hard topic to talk to young children about, but I think the author did a great job without making it too traumatic as well ...

  • Rupa

    “Don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.” -- Ziauddin Yousafzai, Malala’s fatherFree as a bird tells the inspiring true story of Malala Y...

  • Ben Truong

    Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Lina Maslo. It is a book about the inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the y...

  • Linda

    Telling Malala's story must be a challenge to tell in different ways, to consider the audience. It has already been told several times, this time in a debut picture book written and illustrated by Li...

  • Maria Marshall

    I can't recommend this book strongly enough. It is a wonderful depiction of the relationship between Malala and her father and an excellent mentor text for illustrators and authors tackling difficult ...