Malala Yousafzai’s #BooksNotBullets is Going to Save the World

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It’s not every day that we readers get a chance to help save the world, but Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is giving us that opportunity with her recently launched #BooksNotBullets campaign. The inspiring young woman drew up the hashtag in promotion of a program to celebrate her 18th birthday, which asks world leaders to redirect military spending toward education for eight consecutive days.

This program is detailed on Yousafzai’s blog and, if successful, could literally make the lives of every single child on the planet better for years to come. Luckily for citizens of the world, Malala’s initiative is getting no small amount of traction.

Malala Yousafzai

Authors and readers all over the world are joining in on the hashtag. All you’ve got to do is take a picture of yourself holding your favorite book along with a brief statement on why you prefer books to bullets. If you can find the few minutes to whip that together and post it on Twitter/Instagram, you’ll be not only in Yousafzai’s company, but also authors like James Patterson.

 

 

I couldn’t be more pleased with this program and can’t wait to see the submissions. It’s ideas like this and people like Malala Yousafzai that legitimately make this world a better place.

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