"Sticky" Issues Blog
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I Am Malala
The Price of Learning
My “sticky” issue is education for girls in other countries. I started my book, I am Malala. This book is about a 15 year old girl living in the Swat Valley inside of Pakistan. Malala loves to learn, and her whole life she has stood up for girl’s education. One day, she is targeted by a terrorist group that has taken over her valley, the Taliban. On her way home from school, they attack her bus and shoot her in the head. She survives against all odds, and continues to speak and fund for the the right for girl’s education.
The reason I chose this book for my topic was, I feel it is so so brave and cool what Malala did. She knew she was putting herself at risk, and even when she was hurt because of it, she continued to do what she felt was right. Since then she has made public speeches, gone on trips to help other countries, and created the Malala Fund. The fund website describes what is being done to help girls in other countries get an education, the website tells Malala’s story and gives information about her movie, and has a donation option.
Malala stood up for what she believed was right, despite the danger. She was severely injured in the process, and yet still continued to advocate. Would you have the courage to do what she did for a cause you felt passionate about?