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For the Right to Learn by Rebecca Langston - George


The word I start off with is just simply that. This was a really good book. I hope you enjoy it if you choose to read this one book out of the 100,000 books in Mrs. Schmelzers' class (slightly extreme exaggeration). But you need to see what I think of the book, so dont read it just yet. First, you need to see my open book review.

Malala is courageous

This book shows that the character Malala is courageous in many ways. It basically tells you she is being threatened. If she goes to school, she has an even bigger chance of getting her dad arrested. But, she is not silenced. This shows how Malala is courageous and how she was not scared of the evil Taliban. They blow up schools; they force women to wear blue garments called burqas; they execute teachers who teach girls. Yet, Malala is not afraid. That takes a lot of bravery.

I think this is important because it shows that she is not like other girls. Any other girl would run in terror and that means they are not brave. Malala is not like this, she is special. She stands up to the Taliban and states her word on public television. That takes lots of courage. Her love for learning is so strong the only time she cried in the book was when she lost her books.

Malala was threatened and hurt because she wanted to learn. She knew that knowledge is more important than anything, and she knew not to hide. She fought and fought saying on TV that girls deserve education just as much as boys. This proves just how fearless she is.

This picture book is actually real.

One unique thing about this picture book is that it actually happened. I liked this about the book because normally with picture books, everything that happens is all made up. But in this book, every tragedy, every happiness, everything happened in real life. This unique thing about the book is that it is really nice.

Oh silly me, I forgot say the pictures look really nice, Janna Bock did a really good job. You could say that the idea of putting a real story in a book is not a new thing. and you would be right. But Rebecca Langston (or Rebecca George, your choice) chose a topic no one did already.

The theme of the book is rights.

The main theme of this book is rights and it is obvious but not too obvious. The way it tells you how unfair it was that girls didn’t get education made you mad because of how unfair it really was. Rebecca Langston/George told the story with lots of feeling, and and it made your feelings greater when you find out this story was real. And she even put more about Malala's story at the back just in case the main book wasn’t detailed enough.

Malala shows that she is a strong girl that can stand up for herself and make learning legal. And,she did! Throughout the text, Malala gives speeches for the rights of equal education. The theme of rights is a theme thats fits the book well. In this book, Malala proves herself to be courageous enough to stand up to the Taliban and fight for women's rights for education. She is so maddened by this unfairness, she told the world just how unfair it was.

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