For a while now I’ve been inspired by Malala Yousafzai, who stood up to the Taliban at a young age, to fight for her right to an education.
This non-fiction book tells her story, focusing on her life and the challenges that she faced as a schoolgirl in Pakistan, when the Taliban tried to restrict her right to an education. With the support of her family, Malala refused to accept the limitations that the Taliban tried to place on young women in her town. She shared her experiences through blogs and interviews, until one day the Taliban stopped her school bus and shot her. Malala barely survived and was flown to the UK to receive life-saving surgery. Despite this she remained positive and went on to speak to world leaders and the UN about the importance of education for girls around the world.
Her story is powerful and moving and Malala really is an inspiration to everyone facing oppression and a powerful advocate for education. A thought-provoking and inspirational non-fiction book.