Media Kit for the She Dared Series (January 1, 2019 Release)
Publisher's Website: https://www.scholastic.com/kids/author/jenni-l--walsh.html
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/malala-yousafzai-jenni-walsh/1128563771
Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781338149043
Malala Yousafzai always knew she wanted to become a doctor someday. But a new extremist group in her home country of Pakistan wanted to stop girls from going to school.
Malala knew what was important, and so she spoke out. Even after she was attacked in the street for her views, she persisted.
Learn about Malala's incredible recovery and her journey to becoming a world-famous advocate of girls' rights and education -- and the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner.
Meet Malala. Get inspired.
Praise for Malala Yousafzai
"Walsh tackles difficult subject matter, such as extremism and violence, in an age-appropriate manner...A solid pick for middle grade readers." - School Library Journal
"In this engaging and informative book, Jenni L Walsh distills Malala Yousafzai's complicated, violent history into one that will neither scare nor intimidate young readers. It introduces the global refugee crisis and the violence that exists around the world alongside Malala's example of the difference one person can make. Walsh doesn't sugarcoat, but her book makes an excellent case for hope and working towards a better future. A wonderful resource for young girls (and boys!)." - Vivienne Woodward, Head House Books
"The book provides an excellent account of Malala's experiences appropriate for a younger audience. The book reveals Malala's emotional experiences, as well as the facts of her life and the salient aspects of her community, society and country. For younger readers, though, the book is less detailed about the more violent and extreme sexism inherent in Malala's world." - Leslie Finkel, Wellington Square Bookshop
“What an amazing book for our younger readers! Jenni L. Walsh inspires us with a fascinating telling of Malala’s powerful story of persistence! A must read for the middle grade audience.” - Kathy Morrison, Newtown Bookshop
"This inspiring book tells Malala's extraordinary story in a way that young readers will be able to identify with and understand." - Sally, Children's Book World
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bethany-hamilton-jenni-walsh/1128563770
Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781338149029
Growing up in Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton loved to surf. But one day, she was in her favorite place, out on the waves, when a tiger shark suddenly attacked. Thirteen-year-old Bethany lost her left arm.
As she fought to recover, Bethany wondered: Would she ever surf again?
Follow Bethany as she got back on her board and fearlessly chased her surfing dreams. With the strength of her family and faith behind her, Bethany knew she could become not only a professional athlete, but a champion and a role model.
Meet Bethany. Get inspired
Praise for Bethany Hamilton
"While engaging text puts readers in the life-or-death moment, the book focuses more on Bethany’s recovery...Readers see Bethany’s ultimate test of perseverance when she competes in her first pro competition with her self-nicknamed 'Stumpy.' [An] inspirational journey." - Booklist
"... powerful, depicting the drama of Hamilton’s experiences and demonstrating the impact of her Christian faith, her mental toughness, and her family’s support." - School Library Journal
Jenni L. Walsh spent a decade enticing readers as an award-winning advertising copy- writer before becoming an author. Now her passion lies in transporting readers to another world, be it in historical or contemporary settings. She is a proud graduate of Villanova University, and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband, daughter, son, and newfypoo. She also writes historical fiction for adults and children. Learn more about Jenni and her books at jennilwalsh.com.
Jenni L. Walsh