The 22-year-old Nobel laureate, activist, author, and fierce champion for girls’ education has recently graduated from Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Stuck in the middle of a pandemic in England with her family, Malala Yousufzai is joining forces with a subscription book club, Literati, to start her very own book club!
The startup, that had previously only focused on children’s books, has enlisted NBA superwinner Stephen Curry, Virgin’s Richard Branson and the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and of course Malala to head up their own curated book clubs.
Malala has named hers Fearless and has vowed to choose underrated books by marginalized voices. She promises “resonant titles that will inspire you to find comfort and power in your own story.”
“Sign up to join me and together we’ll explore books from new voices and prominent writers — women with bold ideas and storytellers who show the world from their unique perspective,” she wrote on Instagram.
And she’s got great taste; in a recent interview with Glamour, Malala revealed what she was currently reading.
“I started the book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, and I finished Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas,” she had shared.
“Malala has always been a perfect choice for us obviously just because she is so aspirational,” Literati’s CEO and founder Jessica Ewi told Forbes.
“She’s just admired by so many people. And she’s just a fanatic reader. Fanatic reader, in love with books, she feels at home with education. We just knew this is someone who cares deeply about books and deeply about reading. For our brand she is the perfect mind in the middle between our kids’ brand our luminary brand. So she’s been really wonderful to work with.”
The book club platform, which launches on October 1, will cost $20 per month. Members are delivered a print copy of whichever book the head of the club has picked. They’ll also get limited release access to Literati’s iOS app, a social platform for members to discuss each book, which is currently in beta.