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Blogging from A to Z Challenge Diversity Reading Challenge

Bad Girls Book Club Letter I #atozchallenge The impossible knife of Memory and I am Malala

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Today’s letter is

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I have 2 kick ass bad girl books to share today!

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

in which young Hayley tries to grow up while caring for a father suffering from PTSD.

and

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I am Malala

Need I say more?

Malala spoke to me so hard I donned my salwar kameez in honor of her.

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If you haven’t read I am Malala do it NOW.

You won’t regret it.

 

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Pammy @ The Grammys: Book Related #Grammy Noms

I’m going to the Grammys!

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Only in the metaphysical sense.

Did you ever wonder if any of the music

that gets nominated for Grammys come from books turned to movies?

I did. And I did some research. Here are my results. See if you recognize any of them.

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Any of your favorite books make the cut?

Will you be watching the Grammys?

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2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

An Unconventional Librarian’s 2015 #DiversityReadingChallenge

IT’S TIME FOR DIVERSITY!

I’ve been wanting to start my own reading challenge and I’ve finally done it! Let’s ring in 2015 with a reading challenge that celebrates the multicultural reader and challenges the status quo.

Presenting the Diversity Reading Challenge!fd

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This challenge pairs well with almost any other challenge you’re participating in; there are multicultural books in every genre. If you’re new to reading diverse books, you’ll be hooked. If you’re an avid consumer of multicultural reads, then this challenge will suit you just fine.  There are no complicated rules to this challenge; participate how you want, when you want.

Wanna chat about books? Tweet me @pamlovesbooks with #DiversityReadingChallenge, leave a comment here, or leave a link to your #DiversityReadingChallenge page! Let’s keep this conversation going…

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Books Young Adult

I am Malala

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

When you finish a book like I Am Malala you feel different.  As for me, I feel empowered, stupid, gluttonous, educated, angry and a host of other emotions.  Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about everything, then I read Malala’s story and realized that not only don’t I know everything, some of the things I think I know are INCORRECT.

You’d think based on what you’re hearing from the news that Malala’s people from the Swat Valley of Pakistan are a group of angry and militant people. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Yousafzai tribe (hence her last name) are very religious people who live conservatively and don’t want to harm others.  It wasn’t until the Russians and the US got involved that things became difficult over there.

So here you have a young girl, much like any young girl, who just wants to go to school. As you know, she was shot for wanting all girls to have an opportunity to go to school.  Isn’t that crazy? Wanting something so simple that we take for granted: education. Because she spoke out for girls she became targeted because those in charge (government? terrorists? religious zealots?) saw her as a threat.

While I’m very happy that she has survived and enlightened us with her plight, I am saddened and outraged that many girls in the East don’t have the same opportunities to go to school that my own little daughter had. Let’s not forget that just a century ago, my little one would have gone to a segregated school, if at all, so the similarities in women’s rights are astonishingly similar.

Malala is a powerful story, one that everyone should read. I am Malala. You are Malala.

Malala is every girl.

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Did you read it? Share your thoughts below!

 

 

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WANT: I am Malala book out soon for KIDS!

So…I just heard that I am Malala will be out soon (August) for young readers!

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What an important story and now it’s better and for younger readers.

MUST. GET. HANDS. ON. THIS. BOOK!!!

Plus I‘m pretty sure I want to hug her and squeeze her and dress like her cuz she’s totally AMAZING.

COME ON AUGUST!!