I Am Malala- Read it!
I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai; co-written by Christian Lamb
Marcus and I read this inspiring book together, along with his Liahona Junior teacher, Sister Rowley, a couple of years ago and I've been meaning to write a post about it ever since. We read the Nook version and was pleased with the quality and the photographs included.
We absolutely loved this book. As Sister Rowley told her class of 5th and 6th graders, this book was a good stretch for them. I would recommend this book as a family read-aloud or for a book club because it will certainly inspire discussions, but do read it! Even though Marcus was 11-years old when we read this book, he was able to relate to Malala's desire for a better world, especially for children and for families. I think reading her story helped him appreciate his own education more.
This is Malala's true story of her life in Pakistan with her family. She shares her family history, her customs, her religious beliefs, her zeal and passion for equality in education for girls in a male-dominant society and how her life was affected by the Taliban when they took over her town.
Malala's story is one of courage, faith and compassion. She is a remarkable young woman, inside and out. Her story will make you stop and count your blessings and freedoms. It's so easy to get caught up in our every day lives and forget what others are forced to endure in other parts of the world.