About 16 hours ago, Malala Yousafzai gave the world the first glimpse of her picture book – Malala’s Magic Pencil – on Twitter. The 20-year-old activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate shared a heartwarming picture which shows her reading the book with her mother. She says in her tweet that her mother, Toor Pekai, is the first one to read it.
Malala also shared a picture of herself with the book, which will be released in October.
Malala’s Magic Pencil is about Malala’s childhood wish for a magic pencil that would “make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning,” according to the book’s publisher, Hachette. “”But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing.”
Malala Yousafzai became the youngest-ever Nobel laureate in 2014 when she received the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17.
Malala’s picture with her mother has been retweeted about 2,600 times and ‘liked’ over 23,000 times on Twitter. It has also received a ton of positive comments.