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Malala's Book Club is Fearless

Discover inspiring books by women with bold ideas from around the world.

Discover inspiring books by women with bold ideas from around the world.

About the Club

Fearless amplifies voices the world too often neglects. Malala showcases stories that introduce you to characters who capture your heart and show you the world through new cultural lenses. Expect to meet new writers and courageous protagonists—women with bold ideas.

We know Malala’s name today because she refused to be silent. Fearless invites you to join a world of women who share her courage, commitment, and hope for the future.

How It Works

Literati membership includes books curated by Malala and exclusive access to thoughtful conversations about the stories you read.

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New Book Each Month

A new hardcover or paperback book delivered to your door

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Sent with Exclusive Notes

A note for you from your book club's Luminary, Malala

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To Spark Conversations

Connect with Malala & readers in the Literati app

Plus Live Video Events!

Malala's Book Club members also enjoy exclusive access to intimate conversations with writers—all on live video! Each event is unique and hosted by Malala herself.

Literati membership is $25 a month. Annual members save 20%.

What kind of books does Malala pick for her book club?

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Set against London's rich cultural tapestry, Zadie Smith's transcendent debut novel White Teeth explores self-definition and displacement. How do we choose to shape our lives, with the influence of fate, heritage, family, and society's expectations?

The Dancing Girls of Lahore by Louise Brown

In this book, you’ll meet a variety of real people who run the colorful streets of Lahore, Pakistan: cooks, cleaners, shop keepers, imams and school children. But at the heart of this story are dancers struggling to hold onto their culture—and brilliant, resourceful women fighting to overcome a system set against them.

Other Words for Home by Jasmin Warga

A young girl from Syria must leave her idyllic home by the sea after violence tears through the region. Written in poetic free verse, hers is a story of life-changing displacement that glitters with realism and hope. A 2020 Newbery finalist.

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Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

A dazzling epic of identity, family ties, and breaking free. Fifty Words for Rain follows Nori, the abandoned child of a married, Japanese aristocrat and her African-American GI lover. Nori is an outsider, confined to an attic and forced by her grandparents to comply with bleach baths to lighten her skin. But when her older half-brother Akira visits unannounced, the two form a strong bond, and Nori begins to glimpse—and reach for—the potential her life could hold.

Literati membership is $25 a month. Annual members save 20%!

Discover New Books with Malala

Each month, she’ll choose a new book that will transport and transform you.

Read Malala's Insights

Receive a signed note from your Book Club Luminary, and a bookmark to save your place.

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