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Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
On October 9, 2012, a masked gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan, asked for fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, and shot her in the head. In critical condition, Malala was flown to a military hospital before being transferred for further care in England. Miraculously, she survived. Malala was targeted by the Taliban for a blog she began in 2009 for the BBC, writing about how hard it was for girls in her area to attend school. Now a global advocate for millions who are denied an education, Malala has become the symbol of hope for her own generation. She is an inspiring figure, and still a kid herself, making her story an important addition to the Who Was...? series.
Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Series Title: Who Was...?
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Dinah Brown
Street Date: August 11, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-3318
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