To honor the young activist Malala Yusufzai, her birthday, 12th July, is celebrated as “Malala Day”. UN declared this day to commemorate the victory of the exceptional voice-raiser.
The book will record the journeys of 25 extremely brave girls who fought intimidation and opposed regressive social standards for their right to education, the publishers HarperCollins India confirmed ahead of Malala Day. HarperCollins India has obtained the rights of the compilation which is compiled by Malala Fund and will be released in 2021.
Edited by Tess Thomas, columnist of Assembly, the digital publication and newsletter of Malala Fund, the book will emphasize school-aged girls who are speaking out, undertaking local issues in their communities, and exhibiting the next generation that they can do the same. Malala Fund built Assembly, our digital publication and newsletter, to help more girls tell their tales just like Malala Yousafzai did. This print anthology will feature special essays by girls around the world about their fight for education and equivalency, said Thomas.
The book has not been named yet.
Krishan Chopra, the publisher at HarperCollins, said the book is of enormous pertinence. As a consequence of coronavirus, the dropout rate of girls in schools is predicted to rise and the irony is that in education, they are either equal or ahead of the boys, when given adequate chances. We are pleased, therefore, to declare this anthology, he told.
Commissioning editor of the book, Ananya Borgohain, added, Due to COVID-19 and the lockdown, many people in the nation have missed their jobs, making it hard especially for low-income households to maintain their children’s costs of education. It is significant for people to know the tales that can give them not just hope but also vital information about access to education. This is what this book wishes to do.
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