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“Malala’s Magic Pencil” to Release October 17, 2017

“Malala’s Magic Pencil” to Release October 17, 2017

Nobel prize-winning education activist Malala Yousafzai is publishing her first illustrated children’s book. She hopes to inspire young people to take action for positive change in their home communities. Malala’s Magic Pencil will release on October 17, 2017.

“…The book… draws on the author’s childhood dream of having a magic pencil with which she could reinvent the world around her.” ~ Kevin Lui

READ MORE: Malala Yousafzai Offers a First Glimpse at Her Magical New Picture Book | Time

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    Her face tells quite a story.

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Who says that one person cannot make a difference?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Especially if they start early! 🙂

  3. Keith

    JoAnn, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. She is a true hero to many and I wish for her outreach to never cease. Too many young women and girls of all religions need to see her as a role model of what they can be. Keith

    • JoAnn Chateau

      We are on the same page, Keith!

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