Book Club "I Am Malala"

By Anthony Mucciarone

Summary: I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora,Pakistan on July 12 ,1997. She was born a Muslim,Pushtun, Pakistani. The Pushtuns are native to South Afghanistan an Northern Pakistan. Especially Swat Vally witch is were Malala lived and were the majority of all Pushtuns live. Sadly the Pushtuns are not the only people that lived in northern Pakistan and Swat Valley there is a radical Islamic militant group called the Taliban. The Taliban wanted to enforce Sharia law on the People of northern Pakistan an Swat. Shia law is the body of Islamic law. The term means "way" or " path"; it is the legal framework within which the public and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islam. it is regarded to be harsh and cruel and limits the power of women like not letting them not go to school and to not let them show any skin and they most cover there face. This angered Malala since she loved school with a passion and she thought it was inhuman for some group of people rewriting the word of Islam to there benefits and believe were wrong to the people of Swat. So Malala denounced the Taliban an there actions saying that the government should come an help them in swat. Do to her talking against the Taliban an there beliefs they started to sent Malala death treats. Then one day on October 9, 2012 the Taliban shot her in the head on her way home from school she was sent to a Pakistani hospital were they tried to stabilize her they did but it would not last long. A British doctor was at that hospital and asked if he could take her to a British hospital in Birmingham. She was put on a private jet and flew to Birmingham. She was saved because of this. She has recovered and in July 13, 2013 she spoke at the United Nations and The UN named July 13 Malala day. A famous quote she said was "Malala day is not a day to remember me,Today is the day for every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights". Malala is still fighting for peoples rights every were and she is still helping and sending help to people every were
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Malala is a girl how lives in Pakistan she loves to learn new things and loves that she has an education. She also is a very good public speaker. One day the Taliban came a took over swat. They said that girls cant go to school this angered Malala. Malala was angry that she could not go to school an get an education. So she held speeches and rally's to try and tell the government to help the people in swat. Do to this the Taliban sent threats to kill her and her family but she keep doing it. Because of this i believe that Malala is brave and gives people hope that are in hard situations.


Malala faces many hard choices and conflicts but her main conflicts is character vs society and character vs self. The reason its character vs society because the Taliban are telling the that women cant go to school and that women going to school is wrong. The conflict is character vs self because she has to decide if shes going to continue talking against the Taliban or to stop and not risk her life.


Malala talked about standing up for what's you believe in. Malala is doing what many couldn't even do to the strait of it an what may happen because of it she is also teaching the world how bad other country can be an how people in diffent places are more fortunate then others.

Textual Evidence

The most heart reaching part of the book was when Malala was able to speak at the United Nations she finally was able to talk to the world about the problems people are having elsewhere and one of the famous quotes she said was "One child, one teacher, one book , and one pen can change the world" what means if you have something so dear to you you would never want to lose it. and that what happened to Malala when she was told she couldn't go to school

Book Review

I would recommend the is book to anyone that would like to now what is going on in the middle east and who is Malala. I would give this book 5 stars do to most of all the book is real all of that really happened and it shows how life is valued differently else were and how people live in different places.
Pakistani Teenage Activist Malala Yousafzai Tells Her Story To John Stewart

Learn More About Malala

1 Nobel Peace Prize speech-

2 A journal entry that Malala did an gave to BBC to show the world whats happening in Swat Valley(she had to use an different name to hide her identity)-


1-NTDTV. "Pakistani Teenage Activist Malala Yousafzai Tells Her Story To John Stewart." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 May 2016. <>.

2- "Pakistan Begins Talks with Taliban | PAKISTAN -" Pakistan Begins Talks with Taliban | PAKISTAN - N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2016. <>.

3-MalalaFund. "Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Speech." YouTube. YouTube, 11 Dec. 2014. Web. 13 May 2016. <>.

4-British Broadcasting Company, ., BBC. "Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl." BBC News. BBC, 19 Jan. 2009. Web. 13 May 2016. <>.