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“Dear Malala, we have never met before, but I feel like I know you.”

Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration. A young girl living in Pakistan, she was shot by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. Since that moment, she has captured the attention of the world with her bravery, becoming a voice for the rights of girls everywhere.

This is a letter to Malala, illustrated with beautiful photographs. Girls from around the world express their sympathy, sisterhood and admiration for her. Many of them know first-hand the barriers that stand in the way of girls going to school – barriers like poverty, discrimination and violence.

In Malala these girls recognize a leader, a champion, and a friend.

About the Author:

Rosemary McCarney is former head of the Plan International Canada, where she helped create the very important Because I am a Girl initiative and worked to have an International Day of the Girl declared by the United Nations to celebrate the lives of girls and draw attention to the particular challenged they face.

A lawyer by training Rosemary has put those skills to use in nearly 100 countries around the world. She is now Canadian ambassador to the United Nations.

About Plan:

Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest international charities, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent, and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights, and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty. On the first International Day of the Girl on October 11th, 2012, Plan launched a global campaign to ensure every girl in the world gets a minimum of nine years of quality education.

Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Plan.

Upcoming Events:

  • Rosemary will be signing advance copies of the book at the Canada Stand with New Internationalist during the London Book Fair on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.
  • Rosemary will also be speaking at an event being hosted by the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) at Canada House – the home of the High Commission of Canada – in London, England on 11 April 2016, on the eve of the London International Book Fair.
Dimensions: 225 mm x 290 mm
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-326-7
Publication date: July 2016
Page extent: 32
Publisher: New Internationalist

Date added: April 7, 2016

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