I Am Malala Theme
By: Larry Peyer and Ashtyn Barton
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Some possible themes for the book I Am Malala
Possible Theme #2: Determination
Possible Theme #3: Hope
Possible Theme #4: Bravery
Possible Theme #5: Sadness
For the entire first half of the book, when Malala was 10 years old and under, she was confused about the world. She did not know why the Taliban did not want girls to go to school, and she didn't understand just how evil the Taliban was. She did not know what the Taliban's problem was, and she did not know why she had to cover her face anytime she went outside of her house. She was confused about everything in the first part of the book.
I think that the first theme of the story is determination because Malala was determined to go to school and learn, no matter what happened. She was willing to die. On page 118 Malala says, "Aba, everybody knows they will die someday. No one can stop death. It doesn't matter if it comes from a Talib or from cancer. Let them kill me. I will die for what I believe in." This shows that Malala is determined to stand up for girls education.