I Am Malala Background

I Am Malala Background

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani-born on July 12, 1997. She always liked education, which wasn't something the Taliban like at her time. The Taliban forbid girls from education, but Malala advocated for girls' education rights. This led to the Taliban shooting her on October 9, 2012, when she was returning home from school. She survived with major injuries and a coma, including several surgeries to restore a nerve that paralyzed her left side of her face.

After recovering, many people started supporting Malala. She then made a speech at the United Nations, to which she continued advocating for her rights. The Taliban still consider her a threat and want to kill her. She was nominated for a Nobel price two times, to which she won in 2014 becoming the youngest person to win a Nobel prize.

Soon, she wrote an autobiography about her life and the Taliban in I am Malala. The book was reviewed by Christina Lamb who helped her write it too. It was followed by a movie called He Named Me Malala. Her book received many positive reviews. For example: "Needless to say this book chronicles the dreams, hardships and dangers faced by Malala - but it is much more than that - it also chronicles the hardships and dangers faced by the people of Swat and the people of entire Pakistan as well as." Also, another fan wrote: "What an incredible, inspiring woman."

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