I Am Malala
created by Aubrey Doyen and Alexander Rohring
Theme I: Every child deserves to have an education.
In Swat, Pakistan, specifically, where Malala lived, education is not something that comes as easy as in the United States. A lot of children don't have access to education, especially under Taliban rule. Malala was a child who fought for and received an education. In the book she expressed her belief of the importance of education and how girls deserve an education just as much. One part of the book that did a particularly good job of showing this was Chapter 15, when Malala had to leave her school books. It shows exactly how important education is to Malala because when she was forced to leave her town and the majority of her belongings, she wanted to bring her school books. Malala says "I put all my books and notebooks in my school bags, then packed another bag of clothes." This part better shows the importance to her than just saying she doesn't want to lose it, but showing how she reacts to losing it. Education is an vital weapon in the fight against terrorism.