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Multiple copies of these titles and a few others, including digital audiobooks, will be available in the library and through the Islip Public Library.

Discounted copies can be purchased during the Kick-Off.



Throughout the month we will host a variety of fundraisers and activities. All proceeds go to The Malala Fund.

Kick-off FRIDAY, April 1- Stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book! Barnes & Noble will sell copies of choosen titles at IHS during the day.

I Stand #with Malala Day (Wednesday, April 6) - Show your support for children worldwide who don't have access to formal education. Use our makerspace to make your own #withMalala button and wear it proudly! Craft club will be making buttons on April 6.

Tastes, Textures, and Thoughts (Fridays April 1, 8, & 15) – each Friday we will explore the richness of Pakistani culture through ethnic food, artifacts, and conversation. P. 1-8.

Chai & Chat (Wednesdays March 30, April 6 & 13 / p.5, p.6 & p.7 AND Afterschool on Wed., April #) – join us on Wednesdays for a cup of Chai tea as we discuss a variety of topics during lunch periods 4-7 & afterschool 2:05-2:45pm.

History Club & Young Politicians Club (Thursday March 31, April 7, 14 & 21) will meet afterschool in the library on Thursdays. A variety of topics will be discussed. All welcome!

Read to Educate Book Sale (April 11-15) (formerly the Read to Feed Book Sale). We will sell gently used books and literary items (bookmarks, magnets, etc) made by the Craft Club. All proceeds will benefit The Malala Fund

He Named Me Malala (Movie). Join us afterschool for this amazing movie! Refreshments (yes, popcorn) will be provided.

*More events may be added. Listen to announcements or Social Media feeds.

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About "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban"

I come from a country that was created at midnight.  When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. 

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"I AM MALALA" is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

"I AM MALALA" will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

<excerpt from book jacket and publisher's website>

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