One of the books that Literary Masters members will be reading this month is I Am Malala, Young Readers Edition by the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, actually even if you’ve been living under a rock, you know that in 2012, the Taliban shot this young Pakistani girl in an attempted assassination because she was advocating for girls’ rights to an education.
This is an extraordinary story told by a truly remarkable young woman. I encourage you to read the Young Readers Edition with your children; you will be amazed. And you may even wonder, “What can I do to help?” Indeed, a frequently asked question in the discussion of this book is “What can be done to help Malala in her quest to help get more girls an education?”
Well, every little bit helps. And as Malala is showing the world, one person really can make a difference!
Literary Masters is thrilled to be teaming up with Schoola, the wonderful online school fundraising site, to benefit the Malala Fund. Malala-Schoola bags will be distributed at our Literary Masters meetings, and if the girls choose, they can fill the postage-paid bags with used clothing and drop them off at the post office or leave them on their front doorsteps for the mail man to pick up and bring to the Schoola warehouse. Schoola will sell the clothes online and donate 40% of the sale of every item to the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower girls through education.
Find out more about Schoola here: