J.K. Rowling introduces Malala at Edinburgh Book Festival

J.K. Rowling made a surprise appearance today at the Edinburgh Book Festival to introduce teenager and education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Malala, who was speaking to a group of 600 school children, is a remarkably inspiring young woman, who is seeking to change education for girls across the world. Malala has recently released a young reader version of her story, called I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World.

J.K. Rowling’s presence at the event emerged on Twitter this morning, along with a number of pictures:

After the event, J.K. Rowling said,

Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world. It is a real honour for me to introduce her at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Find out more about Malala and her cause here.

I am Malala, both the adult and young reader editions, is available in most bookstores, as well as online at Amazon and other online retailers.

Was anyone lucky enough to be there? Let us know!