Friday, October 10, 2014

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I am delighted to see the announcement today that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their activism on behalf of children.

My book group read Yousafzai's memoir I Am Malala last month and every one of us found it moving. As a teenager, Yousafzai started speaking up about girls and their right to receive education in Pakistan. When she was 16, she was shot in the head as a direct result of her activism. She survived and has continued to campaign for educational rights.

I Am Malala is an inspirational memoir that offers a window into the lives of real girls and women in Pakistan.

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