This is Me, Malia

Questions to think about:
What are you reading?
What is it about?
How are the characters’ lives similar to yours?
How are they different?

If you feel like it, write down your answers and send them to us!
Go to this page: Submissions for more information on how to do that.

These are photos of 10-year-old Malia Rahman reading to her grandmother, Qiyamah A. Rahman, from the book titled, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. The book tells the story of two young children in the Sudan, a country in northern Africa,  and follows their lives and how they survive the perils of war.


Malia sits with bronze sculpture of children reading* at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. Reading is one of her favorite pastimes. 

Hello, my name is Malia. I am 8 years old. My favorite sport is football, basketball and soccer. My favorite place is the beach. My favorite animal is puppy. My birthday is in January. I love Pokemon so much and also I wish I could spend time with you [Nana Qiyamah]. The end.

Adventure Awaits

How exciting! Malia reads aloud this page on the internet!

* Donated to the Children’s Museum of Virginia-Portsmouth by the Portsmouth Museum Foundation in memory of Irma Frances Hall Ayers (1912-2011)