14 Dec Malala
A memoir by the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, this autobiography is accessible to all ages. Malala Yousafzai introduces readers to her life and her loving family before she was shot in the head while taking the bus home from school. Capturing the trauma that the incident caused, as well as her desire to live beyond her attack, the author makes them believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. The book was picked by the United Nations SDG Book Club to be on its monthly reading list, having been chosen to address SDG 5 – Gender Equality, as Malala’s story illustrates why the fight for the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to stopping the gender-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.