I Am Malala is a book I read a while ago that I decided I would like to revisit. For those of you who do not know, Malala Yousafzai is possibly one of the most amazing girls around.
Malala’s father was a teacher who encouraged her education. At 11, she was writing anonymously for a major news organization about what was happening in Pakistan. She refused to stop attending school, despite pressure from the Taliban. One day, they stormed into a bus and shot her. She was evacuated with her family and relocated to England, where they still live.
She is an incredible advocate for girl’s education around the world. She speaks passionately about the barriers to girls accessing education, how people can help, and has even started her own charity. I should mention that she did most of this before the age of 18.
I get excited every time I hear about Malala. She’s such a real person. Even though she does all this amazing stuff, she tries to make sure people don’t forget what a normal human she is; she still struggles at school, she still feels insecurities, and, her “favourite”, she still fights with her younger brothers who kind of annoy her.
She’s one of the most inspiring human’s and I can’t wait to see what amazing things she’ll accomplish. It’s pretty amazing getting to watch amazing human’s like this unfold.