Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. The Taliban issued a death threat against her, forcing her to leave Pakistan and continue her advocacy from exile in the United Kingdom.
In 2009, at age 11, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under the Taliban in the Swat Valley. The Taliban issued a death threat against her, forcing her to leave Pakistan and continue her advocacy from exile in the United Kingdom.
In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt. She survived but was left with severe injuries that required multiple surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. In 2014, she became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2013 she addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly about her experiences with the Taliban and why it’s important for girls to be educated. In 2014 she published I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban which became an international best seller.
Yousafzai has used her fame to advocate for the rights of girls and has established the Malala Fund to provide educational opportunities for girls. Now, with this book, Malala is telling us about herself: who she is and what she believes in. This book will inform you about the world today; about terrorism, war and peace; about oppression; about fearlessness; about refugees; about change-makers; and most importantly about education.