Malala Yousafzai

by Sarah Watkins

Malala Yousafzai is one amazing girl. She has done so much. Malala Yousafzai stands up for women, girls, and children. She is a great idol and role model. She has been through a lot, but has stood strong and made it through the rough times.

Malala was born on July 12, 1997 in Pakistan. When Malala was just 11 years old, she began writing a blog for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). On her blog, Malala stood up for women and children's rights. Her blog name was Gul Makai. Many Tabalian people did not agree with what she was doing.

As Malala got older, she became more and more famous. She even served as the chairperson of the District Child Assembly. She was becoming a leader and a role model for women, girls, and children.
On October 9, 2010, Malala was getting off of a bus, and a group of Tabalian men attempted to assassinate Malala. Two men opened fire, and Malala was shot in the face, right above her left eyebrow. Her shoulder was also wounded. Malala was okay, but unfortunately, the left side of her face was paralyzed due to the gun shot.
After the attack, Malala Yousafzai was even more famous. British prime minister Gordon Brown launched a petition in Malala's name. The petition stated that all children worldwide be enrolled in school by the end of 2015. After the petition was launched, November 12th was declared "Malala Day", but was later moved to July 12th to match up with Malala's birthday. Malala later wrote "I Am Malala", a book in which she tells her story from her point of view.
Malala made a big difference in the world. Malala Yousafzai stands up not only for women and girls, but also children. Malala suffered through a gunshot and other injuries just so the world could be a better place. So, I think Malala Yousafzai deserves a thank you, not only from me, but from everyone else in the world.

Biblography: by Ayesha Jalal "Yousafzai, Malala"

-"Malala Yousafzai" Newsmakers Vol. 3 Detroit: Gale 2013. Student Resources in context = "Malala Yousafzai, 16, and her Miraculous Story"

-"Malala Yousafzai"- Bing- November 11, 2014

-Google, November 11, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, 16, and Her Miraculous Story of Surviving Being Shot by the Taliban