"I Am Malala"

By: Malala Yousafzai

Summary

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012 at only 15 years old, she risked her own life for what she believed in. She was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on a journey from a quiet town in northern Pakistan to the the crazy and busy streets of the United Nations in New York. Only a year later at 16, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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This is Malala when she first entered the hospital and from what ti seemed like, very unlikely for her to survive.

Reflection

This story definitely had an impact on me. Because she was 15 when she took part in this action, it shows that anyone at any age can be a hero. She stood up for what she believed in regardless of what was going to happen to her. The amount of bravery and courage that she has is ridiculous for a girl of her age. It is relieving to know that we still have some young people in the world that have a good future and a pathway of where they want to go in life based on a combination of what they were taught and their own beliefs.