- 48 pages
- Standard Color
- 8.5 x 8.5 inches
- eBook (epub, pdf)
- 978-1-5255-1414-2 eBook
- 978-1-5255-1413-5 Paperback
- 978-1-5255-1412-8 Hardcover
Juvenile fiction, young readers, education, social justice, education rights, children’s books, the Taliban.
Azmia is a young girl living in a war-torn country. When terrorists close down her elementary school, she is devastated that she can no longer continue her education. Luckily, some unlikely heroes come up with a plan to save the day. One is a powerful story that will educate children while inspiring them to do what they can to make a difference. The story is entertaining and explores universal lessons that will benefit kids of all ages, such as working together and using our individual strengths for the greater good. The story is creative and unique, and could be used as teaching tool for schools and teachers. One teaches children the importance of education and encourages them to never give up hope because even someone (or something) very small can make a BIG difference!
Proceeds from the sale of this book go to Battle the Bad with Beauty to help support children's right to education. To find out more visit www.battlethebadwithbeauty.com
I strongly recommend this inspiring book ‘One’ by Alliana Rempel to all children. Alliana tells children to believe in the power of education and change the world.
‘One’ by young Alliana Rempel provides light and courage to children in many parts of the world to not lose hope when traders of darkness take children’s right to an education away. Young children in conflict-affected countries can build confidence and resilience from Azmia’s friends’ timely response; education can be continued in an informal school setting under the shade of a tree. I am very impressed by Alliana's positive thinking, beautiful illustrations, and sharp aesthetics. Alliana’s creative art makes the book attractive and fun and speaks volumes of her awesome imagination. I hope everyone reads “One”.
– Ziauddin Yousafzai; Father of Malala Yousafzai
Alliana Rempel’s illustrated book provides hope to over 1.5 billion children and young peoples’ struggle for an education and peace. Alliana’s appreciation for Malala Yousafazi and Sally Armstrong’s work in the tall mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan will inspire many children throughout the globe to build a peaceful and prosperous future.
– Jahan Zeb; Co-Founder, Global Peace Centre Canada
Education is key to the future of girls, boys and the entire community. Everyone knows that. A charming young ten-year-old girl from Manitoba Canada called Alliana Rempel puts her thoughts about girls’ education to work in a delightful story called ONE. It takes the skills of writing and reading; it takes creativity, it takes the power of self examination: in other words, it takes an education to write a book with a message as powerful as this one. To all the Prime Ministers and Presidents, the tribal leaders and war lords, the village chiefs and mayors, listen to Alliana. Send the girls to school. Let them learn; give them an education so they can think for themselves.
– Sally Armstrong; Journalist/author
Alliana Rempel is ten years old and lives in Arborg, Manitoba, with her parents and younger brother. Alliana has been involved in philanthropy since age five, when she began selling her artwork to raise funds for an inner-city children's shelter. At age six she sold her art to raise money for the Children's Hospital and at age seven she danced to raise funds. When she was eight, Alliana read the book I Am Malala and was inspired to help children with the right to education. She started Battle the Bad with Beauty to sell her artwork and to raise funds and awareness. She has since raised thousands of dollars for the Malala Fund and various other charities. She has also spoken at the MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Association) conference in San Antonio Texas about her work. Her next goal is to raise enough money to build an entire school in an area of need. Alliana loves reading, writing, dance, art, the ocean and summer.
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