A Girl with a Book is an honest response to the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban. This play has been produced in Germany and the United Kingdom and raises serious questions about the West's complex relationship and attitudes towards the Muslim world. Other plays in this wide-ranging collection for young people concern refugees, friendship, loss, and courage.
About the Author
Nick Wood was an actor, journalist and teacher before writing full time. Recent commissions have come from BBC Radio 4, Derby Playhouse, the Bridewell Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Nottingham Playhouse, Action Transport, and the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. His plays have been produced in Canada, the USA, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Croatia, and Bosnia, and have won several awards in Europe. He has also worked with young people running writing workshops and leading theatre based projects, both in the UK and abroad.