The memoir, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, tells the incredible true story of a brave girl who stood up for what she believed in.
Malala Yousafzai lived in Swat Valley, Pakistan. When she was ten years old, the Taliban gained control of her region. The Taliban decreed that girls couldn’t go to school and other unjust edicts. But Malala, who loves and cherishes her education, refuses to stop attending school.
Her father, Ziauddin ran a school, and raised Malala to stand up for what she believes in. Even though she wasn’t a boy, she knows that she “was the apple of her father’s eye.”. In Malala’s culture, this is a rare thing for a girl.
Starting in 2009, Malala began peacefully campaigning for girl’s education rights. Even when threatened with death she didn’t back down. Then one day, in October 2012, Malala is shot in the back of the head. After visiting several hospitals, she is eventually transported to Birmingham for treatment.
Will she survive the attack and start a new life in Birmingham, England?
I enjoyed this book because of the honest voice of the narrator. The events were also portrayed with great detail and the writing was very good. Most of all, I enjoyed reading about how Malala bravely spoke out and peacefully advocated for girl’s education right.
Rating: Read It!
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