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Kid News: 8-Year-Old Author Hides His Book on Library Shelves

An 8-year-old author’s book has become a must-read at his local library in Boise, Idaho. Librarians there officially added his book to their collection after he snuck it onto a shelf. They found his illustrations to be imaginative and sophisticated, and they appreciated how the young author’s writing incorporated many literary genres. Listen to hear more about the young author’s book and find out what advice he has for other aspiring writers.


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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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