I Am Malala Events, Book Groups and Additional Reading

Scroll down for Book Groups discussing I am Malala. Suggested books for further reading are on a separate pages, one for fiction (including poetry) and one for nonfiction.

Community Events

  • October 10th from 8:15am to 9:30am. League of Women Voters Breakfast: The Courage to Do Good. Meet at the Nautilus Diner, located at 1240 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. No RSVP is required. Breakfast is $8.00.  Attorney Connie Schneider will speak at the breakfast and will draw on a decade of working with organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and the Red Cross in conflict areas around the world to reflect on the difficult choices encountered by aid workers and other individuals working in crisis zones when confronted with clear needs, contrasted with the real risk of others and themselves incurring serious harm. Connie will share anecdotes from Afghanistan, Chad, Syria and Sudan, also reflecting on her experiences with the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA), an organization that runs the country’s first multi-ethnic girls’ boarding school.  For details,  contact Beth Radow at: enradow@radowlaw.com.
  • October 11 at 4:00pm. Film Presentation: Girl Rising. Larchmont Public Library. Join us for this documentary film which tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they’re able to break barriers and create change.  For details, contact Library Director Laura Eckley at: leckley@wlsmail.org
  • October 21st from 7:45am to 9:00am. Women, Education & Culture: What are we doing in our community to help young women meet their potential? Presented by the Larchmont Mamaroneck Local Summit. Meet at the Nautilus Diner, located at 1240 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. Breakfast is $8.00. The discussion will feature Nicole Sheindlin of the Her Honor Mentoring Program. For details contact: linnet.tse@gmail.com.
  • October 25th at 4:00pm. Empowering the World’s Women. Mamaroneck Public Library  Community Room. Panel Discussion moderated by Joan Katen, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies at Pace University. Dr. Mahjbeen Hassan, Chairman of the American Muslim Women’s Association of New York, will be speaking on the panel. Michaela Walsh will speak about how Micro-lending empowers women. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, an American Sufi Imam, author, and activist whose stated goal is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West, will also speak. For details, contact Library Director, Susan Riley at: sriley@wlsmail.org.
  • October 26th at 3:30pm TO 6:00pm. Empowering Youth in Westchester and the World: . Presented by the United Nations Association of               Westchester. Meet at the White Plains YWCA located at 515 North Street, White Plains, NY.  It will focus on discussions as to how we can move past the Millennium Development Goals (Malala along with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon recently participated in an event promoting these goals) into Post Millennium Goal territory and keep moving the world forward to eliminate poverty and disease, increase education , and foster sanitation pure water for all and sustainable development . Students will be in Round tables at 4:00 and report to the Audience at 5:15. There will be a reception following the program. Refreshments available. For details, contact Joan Katen at: jkaten@pace.edu.
  • October 29th at 7:00pm. Three Viewpoints: the literary, sociological and the Jewish perspective. Panel Discussion with the Kehilla Chapter of Hadassah featuring Rabbi Loren Monosov of the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, Cathy Salom, teacher and Kehilla Book Club leader, and a Sociologist.  Meet in the Community Room of the Mamaroneck Public Library. For details, contact Fern Tannenbaum at: regordcaf@aol.com.

Book Groups

  • October 15th at 2:00pm. Mamaroneck Public Library Women’s Book Group. The Mamaroneck Library’s Women’s Book Group will have a discussion about the book, I am Malala, in the Community Room of the Mamaroneck Library.  For details, contact Library Director, Susan Riley, at: sriley@wlsmail.org.
  • October 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Book Discussion with Catherine Wald. Larchmont Public Library. Discussion leader Catherine Wald, will explore the themes of girl’s education, family dynamics as described in I am Malala and more. For details, contact June Hesler at: jhesler@ wlsmail.org.
  • October 18th at 10:30am. Women’s Club of Larchmont will have a book discussion on I am Malala at the residence of Ms. Mary Lee Berridge.  For details, contact Mary Lee Berridge at 914-834-0192.
  • October 21st at 8:00pm. The Happy Bookers Book Club meets to discuss I am Malala at the residence of Ms. Sunny Goldberg.  For details, contact Sunny Goldberg at: sunnyg45@aol.com.
  • October 21st at 2:00pm.  Members of At Home on the Sound meet to discuss I am Malala.  Meet in the Community Room of the Mamaroneck Library.  Moderated  by Librarian Lori Friedli.  For details, contact Lori Friedli at: lfriedli@wlsmail.org.
  • October 22nd at 6:30pm. Teen Discussion on I am Malala to be held in the Program Room of the Mamaroneck Library.  Moderated  by Librarian Ellen McTyre.  For details, contact Ellen McTyre at: emctyre@wlsmail.org.