We have just finished reading this book & loved it (and it is super appropriate with all the Taliban violence in Pakistan at the moment), so here we are recommending you put it on your book club list of must-reads. This true story circles around Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan, who dared to speak out against the Taliban and their oppression of women, specifically how they tried to hamper female education by burning and bombing hundreds of schools.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Now she spends her time at the United Nations in New York, and is the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. Our favourite quote from this young girl: “The Taliban could take our pens and books, but they couldn’t stop our minds from thinking.”
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