I am Malala

By: Malala Yousafzai

Summary

Malala was the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, I am Malala is an autobiography written by Malala. She starts the story as a young girl who lives in Pakistan in modern times. As a teenager, Malala becomes very outspoken about the women rights to have an education. Her willingness to stand up for this belief makes her a target for the Taliban people a religious group that have a very different idea about the roles of women in Pakistan. One day, on the way home from school, Malala is shot in the head, she's rushed to a hospital and a foreign doctor happens to be in the country and takes care of Malala, later moving her to British hospital for care and rehabilitation while her parents and younger brothers are still in Pakistan.


In the book Malala describes a happy childhood that isn't always filled with fear. She's the oldest of three children. Her father is a teacher who works really hard to fulfill his dream of building a school he believes that women should be educated but most don't since they think and believe that women should be taking care of the kids and house

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"I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children"

pg 13

The Incomparable Malala Yousafzai