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Patricia McCormick

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Patricia McCormick

  • 5 stars across 7 books
    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012 Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot while returning home from school. She survived and continues her campaign for education. In 2011, in recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize and won Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize. She is the youngest person ever to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and has received numerous other awards, including the International Children's Peace Prize (2013), the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Malala now attends the University of Oxford and continues to champion universal access to education through Malala Fund (malala.org), a non-profit organisation that invests in community-led programs and supports education advocates around the world.
    13th November 2014

    I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

    'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. Rowling Written by Malala ... More

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    2nd June 2008

    Sold

    A powerful novel written in vignettes about a a Nepalese girl who risks everything for a chance to reclaim her life. Th... More

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    25th September 2009

    Cut

    You say it's up to me to do the talking. You lean forward and your black leather chair groans, like a living thing. Li... More

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    7th February 2013

    Never Fall Down

    Eleven-year-old Arn is walking through the countryside in Cambodia. His whole town is walking with him. They're walking ... More

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    1st April 2015

    Malala

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    13th September 2016

    The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero

    Perfect for fans of suspenseful nonfiction such as books by Steve Sheinkin, this is a page-turning narrative about Dietr... More

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    18th September 2017

    Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero

    The inspiring true story of Reckless, the brave little mare that became a marine. This is the first picture book from aw... More

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