Posted on 22-Sep-15 10:13
I am Malala is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, co-written by herself, and Christina Lamb. Malala is a Pakistani educational rights activist. She was the winner of the 2011 Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize, also in 2011. Malala was one of four runners-up for the Time magazine's Person of the Year. She was also the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize*. Malala also created a nonprofit organization for education, supporting and investing in community-led programs, The Malala Fund.
Posted on 18-Sep-15 08:22
“It is 4:00 PM. The game host has welcomed everyone and explained the rules. The four students from the two teams are clustered, on opposite sides of the room, hunched over, leaning in towards each other, knees touching, possibly stroking a team mascot. Anxious and proud teachers and parents are watching from chairs, placed around the walls... A hush falls over the room as the first question is read aloud... "In what book is there a spider who can spell?" The stop watch clicks on. A Battle of the Books game has begun.”...
Posted on 14-Sep-15 18:52
I was intrigued by the art and title of The War at Ellsmere by Canadian illustrator and author, Faith Erin Hicks. Hicks tells us the story of Juniper, a scholarship student at an elite boarding school. Juniper (Jun for short) has plans; she’s had them since her dad got sick and died. She’s going to be an incredible doctor and to get there she’s going to graduate from Ellsmere, an old, all-girls school, built by the eccentric and mysterious Ellsmere family. Once Jun reaches Ellsmere though, she realizes there’s more to the school than just focusing on homework and exams...