Profile in Courage

It’s back to the books in this first week of school for many students, which might seem a bit humdrum for kids sad to say goodbye to summer. Young adults might change their minds about school after listening to Patricia McCormick talk at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Saturday about her collaboration with Malala Yousaf?zai.

Malala, now 17, was the target of a Taliban assassination attempt after she became an advocate for girls’ right to education in Pakistan and around the world. Her book, “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” became a best seller. Ms. McCormick, an author of young-adult books, worked with Malala on a young-readers edition, titled “I Am Malala: How a Young Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World,” published last year.

The program will start at 2 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library that day.