‘Dear Malala, We Stand With You’ Acquired By Crown Books for Young Readers

By Maryann Yin Comment

Malala YousafzaiCrown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, will publish a picture book entitled Dear Malala, We Stand With You.

The story is written as a letter addressed to education activist Malala Yousafzai (pictured, via). Executive editor Emily Easton managed the acquisitions process and licensed this property from a Canadian publishing house called Second Story Press. The book is set to come out on January 6, 2015.

Here’s more from the press release: “Written in the form of a photo-illustrated letter to Malala Yousafzai, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, DEAR MALALA, WE STAND WITH YOU (by Rosemary McCarney and Plan Canada / Ages 4–8) is both a show of support and a call to action for girls around the world…In support of publication, Random House Children’s Books will make a donation to Plan International’s Because I am a Girl campaign, which aims to support millions of girls to get the education, skills, and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them.”

In the past, Malala Yousafzai collaborated with co-writers (Christina Lamb and Patricia McCormick) for two book projects: I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (October 2013) and I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (August 2014). The second memoir is aimed at young readers. What do you think?