"Sticky" Issues Blog

Where we talk about the "sticky" things in life!

This blog is created for people to talk about the "sticky" situations in life that aren't talked about so much.

I Am Malala

"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silencedand fought for her right to an education. In October 2012, when when she was fifteen, Malala almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school , and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's heroic recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she emerged as a global symbol of peaceful protest. A year later she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize."--Malala and Christina Lamb

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?