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CURRENT EVENT | SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

New YA Fantasy Novels

​​Calling all fantasy fans! In this audio story, an author – and fantasy writer himself – recommends some of his favorite fantasy titles for young adults. From Legendborn, a reimagining of the legend of King Arthur by debut novelist Tracy Deonn, to Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars, set in the magical Grishaverse, and more, fantasy readers will find stories that intrigue. Listen to learn more about a recent new crop of exciting fantasy reads and the universal themes that they address.

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Story Length: 3:56

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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