I Am Malala
All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one
The Taliban took control of Pakistan. They set up a radio broadcast and started telling people to burn their books, their CD's and DVD's, and to keep the girls away from schools and return back to the old ways of Islam. But one girl named Malala Yousafzai spoke out. Malala refused to be silent and fought for women rights to get an education. Malala was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school. Malala said,"I don't want to be thought of as the girl who was shot by the Taliban but the girl who fought for education,"(Page 309). Malala recovered and now has taken her to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At 16 she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Noble Piece Prize.
Malala has many leadership qualities and she uses them to change the views of people around her. Malala showed a great amount of courage by speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls right to education. Malala said, "In my heart was the belief that god would protect me. If I am speaking for my rights, for the rights of girls, I am not doing anything wrong," (Chapter 11, Page 141). Malala has a good sense of justice and wants to change the world for better. Malala would give interviews and write diary entries for the BBC website about life under the Taliban.
Malala in the Hospital
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