I am Malala

This past week I have been reading, “I Am Malala” by¬†Malala Yousafzai, and Christina Lamb. I was intrigued by her message of education and self-sacrifice for women’s rights.

As a girl, Malala followed her father’s footsteps in fighting for equal rights in education. On¬†Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Malala was shot by the Taliban. Before reading this book, I had very little education about the Taliban and the limitations women have in Pakistan. This book opened my eyes to the problems we have in our world. The cruelty that these people face on a daily basis is mind boggling.

Malala is a hero. As one of the youngest nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize, I believe more young girls should learn about her and look up to her as a role-model. As Americans we take education for granted, and cut vital funding each year. We must all learn from Malala and stand for the purpose of education.

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