Malala's Magic Pencil

by Malala Yousafzai

Other authorsKerascoët (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2017



Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2017), Edition: First Edition, 48 pages


Malala's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them. As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. 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.


Triple Crown Awards (Nominee — 2020)
Monarch Award (Nominee — 2020)
Utah Beehive Book Award (Nominee — Informational Books — 2020)
Red Clover Book Award (Nominee — 2019)
Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades 3-5 — 2018)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nominee — Nonfiction — 2021)
North Carolina Children's Book Award (Nominee — Picture Book — 2019)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee — Picture Books — 2019)
Little Rebels Award (Shortlist — 2018)
Three Stars Book Award (Nominee — Young Readers — 2019)
Picture This Recommendation List (Nonfiction — 2019)
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Kids (Informational Books for Younger Readers — 2017)


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Physical description

48 p.; 10.63 inches


0316319570 / 9780316319577


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