Sunday, 29 May 2022

Malala’s Magic Pencil: Twitter gets first glimpse of the picture book


LONDON: Malala Yousafzai recently gave the world the first look of her picture book through Twitter.

The book, called Malala’s Magic Pencil, tells about Malala’s childhood wish for a magic pencil that would “make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning,” according to Hachette, the book’s publisher. The book, which will be available for public consumption by October, would be the first picture book written by the world’s youngest Nobel laureate.

Malala tweeted that she hoped that the book titled Malala’s Magic Pencil would inspire children around the world. She also praised the book’s beautiful illustrations by artists Kerascoët. She also posted a picture of her mother holding the book and stated that her mother, who is learning English, would be the first one to read Malala’s Magic Pencil, .

Reactions to the book release were mostly positive with numerous Twitter users congratulating Malala and praising her for supporting women’s rights throughout the world. Many users also stated that they could not wait for the book to come out so that it could read it.

Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, also commented on Malala’s Magic Pencil and tweeted that he hoped his daughter’s picture book would inspire children around the world to believe in themselves.

Malala is highly regarded in the international community for her support of female empowerment and for being the youngest ever Nobel laureate.

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