October 2016 book club



The book we’ll discuss at October’s book club is ‘I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai’.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.” [Source: Amazon website]

Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. This book is a reminder that in some countries women and children are battling every day for equal rights; to get access to an education; to be free from fear.

A shift away from our usual book club reads but it promises to be an inspirational one. We’d love to hear what you think of it. You can either join us in person at book club or comment on this post to share your thoughts.

Book club details

Date: Wednesday 5th October
Time: Come along from 7.30pm to get yourself settled in with food/drink and then we’ll start at 8pm
Venue: Area reserved at The White Lion pub on Sopwell Lane
RSVP: Please reserve your place here >>

New members are very welcome but please RSVP as numbers are limited. It’s a relaxed evening and an opportunity to get to know some of the other members of the group as well as to talk about the book.

I hope to see you there.

Laura x

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