1) Why do so few people in Pakistan celebrate the birth of a baby girl? What is the attitude of Malala’s father’s toward the birth his daughter?
2) After whom is Malala named?
3) What are society’s expectations of girls? What are the attitudes of Malala and her father about the role of girls in society?
4) Before she was shot, did Malala fear for her own life?
5) Why do you think the KPK is independent? Does this cultural and geographical independence from the main part of Pakistan mean anything for the rest of Malala’s story?
6) What did Alexander the Great do when he reached the Swat Valley?
7) What are the various religions that have “ruled” the Swat Valley?