Malala used to dream about having a magic pencil that would change life in her
country. Her magic pencil drew better things for her family, a real ball for her
brothers, a beautiful dress for her mother… When Malala learns that girls are no
longer allowed to school when “powerful and dangerous men” take over her
country, her magic pencil thinks beyond her family needs and wants…Malala’s
Magic Pencil is written for young children in primary school, grades 1 and 2.
My Guided Reading student packet contains Reading Comprehension Strategies,
Critical Thinking, a writing assignment, and an art activity.