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

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A memoir about growing up as a young girl in Swat of Pakistan. She explains life there both before and during Taliban involvement.

I vaguely recall the news about her getting shot. Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and commented on the importance of education for girls. Baha’is emphasize such, so those quotes circulated. Malala was involved in this education for girls work a long time prior to the attack. She could have become a martyr, but instead she survived and only increased in global popularity.

Several people saw the title on the hardcover book without the dust jacket and from just her name recognized it. They wanted to know more about the book and her story. I was happy to talk to them.

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