In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai made international headlines for standing up to the Taliban for her right to an education. At just 16 years old, she is an inspiration for women around the world and someone young girls can look up to as a positive role model. Her autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is this week’s True Tuesday Showcase.
Back of the book description:
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. When she was shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, and of Malala’s parents’ fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
It will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
Who are some other positive role models you can recommend for young girls? Please share with us in the comments.