I Am Malala
Malala started out as regular teenage girl in Pakistan. The Taliban believe that girl's and women didn't need an education. Malala isn't afraid to stand up to the Taliban. Then finally, she is shot in point-blank range. The bullet went into the left side of her head and traveled down her neck. She couldn't remember anything that had happened that day. Malala was flown to a hospital in Birmingham where she recovered. She is now a Pakistani activist for female education.
“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai
"They thought that the bullet would silence us. But they failed... weakness, fear, and hopelessness died. Strength, power, and courage was born." ~ Malala Yousafzai
This quote really reaches out to me because I always think of how hard school is and how I don't want to go to school at all. I look at myself in the mirror and say that school is boring, stupid, and that it is a waste of my time. Malala and her friends in Pakistan want an education badly and they have always wanted one. Getting an education was easy for me but not for Malala, her family, her friends, and other across the world. A lot of these children/teens want an education. In Pakistan, Malala is getting forced out of her school by the Taliban. This is why the word "Taliban" is really important in the book. It is important because every time I think of the Taliban, I think of Malala and other school girls with no education. The quote listed above is my favorite because she just wants to be herself and be different.