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International Women's Day: 'Every Day Is Malala Day'

By: Stephanie Zolis
Canadian Living
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International Women's Day: 'Every Day Is Malala Day'

By: Stephanie Zolis
Canada is launching 'Every Day Is Malala Day,' a children's book honouring the spirit and commitment of education activist Malala Yousafzai In the March issue of Canadian Living, British journalist Christina Lamb wrote about meeting Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan. The reason? She continued to attend school in spite of the terrorist group's ban on female education. She survived and lived to tell her story through Lamb, who ghost-wrote I Am Malala (Little, Brown and Company, 2013). We're not the only ones celebrating Malala this International Women's Day. On March 8, Plan Canada, a nonprofit organization that fights poverty in 69 countries around the world, is releasing a children's book in her honour. Every Day Is Malala Day (Second Story Press, $18.95), by Rosemary McCarney, Plan Canada president and CEO. Set to launch through a free public art exhibit at Walnut Contemporary in Toronto, the book features the work of local Toronto artists and is dedicated to helping the 65 million girls without access to education around the world. All proceeds will fund Plan's Because I Am a Girl campaign. For more International Women's Day coverage, visit our "State of the Sisterhood" hub. (Photo courtesy CNW Group/Plan Canada)
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