The Question and Answer section for I Am Malala is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Malalai represents the fighting spirit of the Pashtun people. Although Pashtun people fight among themselves, they always come together to fight a foreign invader. In many respects Malala is fighting a foreign invader in the form of the Taliban....
Malala wanted to erase people's sadness. I don't recall a particular character though.
Malala finshed her schooling, worked and continues to work as an activist, and spoke at the United Nations. She continues her work today.