I Am Malala

I Am Malala Study Guide

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani, born on July 12, 1997. She always liked education, which wasn't something the Taliban liked at her time. The Taliban forbade 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 Malala recovered, many people started supporting her. Malala then made a speech at the United Nations, to which she continued advocating for education rights. The Taliban still consider her a threat and want to kill her. She was nominated for a Nobel Prize two times, and she won the Prize in 2014, becoming the youngest person to win one.

Soon, Malala wrote I am Malala, an autobiography about her life and the Taliban in. Christina Lamb reviewed the book, and also helped write it. It was followed by a movie called He Named Me Malala. Malala’s book has received many positive reviews.