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Malala Yousafzai's interview with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC RADIO’s The Current

Malala Yousafzai's exclusive Canadian interview with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC RADIO’s The Current, will air on The National tonight at 10 p.m. on CBC TV and 9 and 11 on CBC News Network. To watch a sneak peak visit: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/10/09/i-am-malala-the-girl-who-stood-up-for-education-and-was-shot-by-the-taliban/.

I AM MALALA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Book: When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

About the Author: Malala Yousafzai came to public attention at the age of eleven by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community.

In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education.

In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was the winner of Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize in the same year. She is the youngest person ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was one of four runners-up for Time magazine's Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards.

Malala continues to champion universal access to education through the Malala Fund, a nonprofit organization investing in community-led programs and supporting education advocates around the world.

Format: Hardcover Book Price: $29.00 CAN ISBN-13: 9780316322409 On Sale Date: 10/08/2013 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

AGO Event with MID-CENTURY MODERN author Judith Miller

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of fascinating conversation about Judith Miller’s life with antiques and a glimpse into her latest book heralding design from the 1940s to 1960s. Miller’s Mid-Century Modern (Mitchell Beazley, 978-1845336936) is a comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history and one of the hottest design trends of the moment. This invaluable book covers all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the 1940s to 1960s and explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period. The event will take place at the AGO (317 Dundas street W) visit http://artmatters.ca/wp/2012/10/designtalk-judith-miller-and-mid-century-modern-in-shopago/ for more information.

THE CASUAL VACANCY BY J.K. ROWLING

THE CASUAL VACANCY BY J.K. ROWLING

COMING SEPTEMBER 27th 2012!

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Category: FICTION Format: HARDCOVER BOOK Publish Date: 9/27/201 Price: $36.99 ISBN: 9780316228534 Pages: 480 Size: 6" x 9-1/4"

Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us | ABRAMS

We don’t read many parenting books that leave us hunched over laughing in our chairs. Occasionally we come across gems like “Go the F*ck to Sleep,” or the Globe Pequot Press new fall title “Kid in the Crib” (ISBN 9780762783045), but these types of books are rare. Luckily for us this fall Abrams is releasing the hilarious new parenting guide "Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us" by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, and Mary Ann Zoellner.  Sh*tty Mom offers practical advice like "How to Leave Your Kids to Go on a Business Trip," "And Sometimes the Asshole Is You," and "You Aren't Paranoid, Everyone Does Hate Your Baby." Sh*tty Mom is funny, relatable, at times brutally honest, and the perfect book for new and experienced moms.

Abrams asked a few of the moms in their office to divulge the chapters they related to the most and then shared them on their blog. We thought you would love reading it as much as we did.

Here are a few but definitely check out the rest here:

How to Get Rid of a Mom Who Wants to Stay Over During the Entire Play date: Every mom has had this moment. You think you’re going to have some “free” time while the kids play together, only to have the other mom plop down on the couch to chat for three hours. Remember: If you want to make a new friend, open some wine. If you don’t, open the door. –National Account Manager Jody Mosley’s pick

Someone Stole Your Baby Name! Aka Ballad of the First Aidan Mom: “I hope you don’t mind, but we were thinking of naming our baby [your child’s name].” Don’t let that happen to you! Remember: If you don’t say anything, your daughter “Olivia” will instead be known as “Olivia C. The blonde Olivia C.”

–Editor Dervla Kelly’s pick

Unspeakable Evil: Private Birthday Party – with a Bouncy Castle – at a Public Park: There is a special place in hell for parents who have their kid’s birthday party in a public park AND rent a bouncy castle. (And that hell is a never-ending kid’s birthday party with two bouncy castles.)Remember: It’s never too early to start resenting the kind-of rich kids. –Editorial Director Lindley Boegehold’s pick

"The most inappropriate parenting book I've ever read. Loved it." Jessica Seinfeld

 

Authors: By Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo, and Mary Ann Zoellner

Imprint: Abrams Image

EAN: 9781419704598

Availability: In Stock

Publishing Date: 9/1/2012

Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Page Count: 176

Cover: Hardcover with jacket

 

Women are Heroes

ISBN: 9781419703331 Publisher: Abrams CAD $45.00

Women are Heroes  is an extraordinary book. In order to share the stories of women struggling in their everyday lives, French artist JR went on a journey. He travelled to places like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India and Cambodia to seek these women out. This was a global project with the end goal of taking the stories of struggling women, and spreading them around the world through his art. He accomplished this by pasting mural sized portraits on the sides of buildings, on trains, and on bridges to bring a "haunting human presence to harsh environments of social conflict".

This beautifully illustrated book will inspire you, and others around the world.

Get Inspired!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we bring you this stunning compilation of stories from 30 incredible black women who are facilitating change in the world today.  INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing our World profiles contemporary and courageous trailblazers and history makers whose unique voices, images, and stories have helped shape the psyche of a whole generation and ushered in a new era of sophisticated and successful black women. 

From the Whitehouse to Wimbledon, these women have influenced the social, cultural, and political landscape of North America and abroad.  They are acclaimed activists, producers, publishers, fashion designers, dancers, singers, models and actresses who are now passing on their knowledge and lessons to a new generation.

Read their stories, and get inspired by one of the most important collections about black women published in the last 20 years.

INSPIRATION: Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World | Stewart, Tabori & Chang; Can. $45.00 | March 2011; ISBN: 978-1-58479-959-7