Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban By Malala Yousafzai

 

I just want to start by saying that I loved the cover photo – it was so powerful. This book is extremely well written; a beautiful story about awful circumstances. Malala is a young girl who loves education, strives to be the best student, going to school despite how dangerous that has become. And it is only dangerous because she is a girl. This book perfectly blends the history of her country so that we can better understand what the country was once like and how it is today. Pakistan was already difficult for girls and women and then the Taliban moves in. Malala’s story is one of resilience, hope, and survival. Malala tells us of the people, men and women, who believe that Pakistan can be great and that women can have a future equal to men. Malala almost pays the ultimate price for her struggle for education and her family’s belief in women as equals. Instead of being silenced Malala continues her fight while gaining support from the rest of the world after she made headlines and has now written this book. I definitely recommend this book to everyone – this is an issue that affects more girls than just Malala in more countries than just Pakistan.

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