First Names: Malala Yousafzai (published by David Fickling Books, illustrations by Mike Smith)
Meet MALALA YOUSAFZAI, the brave and brilliant activist who survived being shot in the head aged 15 to keep fighting for all girls to receive an education.
– How an earthquake literally rocked her world – Why everyone forgot her twelfth birthday – And how she became the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize
Get to know MALALA on first name terms.
The Mysterious Life of Dr Barry: A Surgeon Unlike Any Other (published by Pushkin Children's, illustrations by America Pinelli)
London, 1800. Margaret Ann Bulkley desperately wants to be a surgeon – but only men can train as doctors.
Fifty years later, Dr James Barry is famous, serving as Inspector General of Hospitals throughout the British Empire. A brilliant surgeon, bold reformer and prickly individual known for his fierce temper, he fought a duel in South Africa and clashed with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea.
But Dr Barry has a secret that he is determined no one should ever learn...
First Names: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (published by David Fickling Books, illustrations by Tammy Taylor)
Meet Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, the World Wrestling Entertainment phenomenon who tuned his talents to movie acting and became a Hollywood megastar.
– Why fellow high-school students thought he was an undercover cop – Why his wrestler dad was dead against Dwayne following in his footsteps – And why he sneaked a fart machine into the set of The Scorpion King