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SDG Bookclub: October - SDG5


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Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

An introduction to fifty extraordinary discoveries, inventions and designs by inspirational women.
Meet incredible inventors from around the world, and learn how inventions happen.

A step-by-step guide to inspire and encourage readers to come up with their own inventions, Bright Sparks is an empowering book that celebrates the minds of women that resulted in some of the most striking discoveries, inventions and designs in history.

Author: Owen O'Doherty
ISBN: 9781788490542
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd


Malala : my story of standing up for girls' rights

The extraordinary true story of a young girl's courage in the face of violence and extremism, and an incredible testament to what can be achieved when we stand up for what we believe in.

This illustrated adaptation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's bestselling memoir, I Am Malala, introduces readers of 7+ to the remarkable story of a teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school.

Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother, Malala was taught to stand up for her beliefs. When terrorists took control of her region and declared that girls were forbidden from going to school, Malala refused to sacrifice her education. And on 9 October 2012, she nearly paid the ultimate price for her courage when she was shot on her way home from school.

Author: Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick ; abridged and adapted by Sarah J. Robbins 
Illustrator: Joanie Stone.
​ISBN: 978-0-316-52715-6 
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company