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I Am Malala- Book Talk

Hello everyone! I recently finished the book I Am Malala. I decided to do a book talk because there are a lot of things I wanted to talk about.

THE OVERVIEW

Malala Yousafzai is a 16 (I think) year old Pakistani girl who has a big story. When she was only 15 years old, she was shot in the head. She was a big activist for women's rights and more specifically women's education. Her home, Swat Valley in Pakistan, didn't give very equal rights to women. They believed that women should stay home and cook, clean, and take care of children. Men were thought as the superior gender.

She and her family didn't believe in this, she stood up for what she believed in and wrote a blog about her life as a girl living in Swat under a different name. Her father was also an activist so she started to go to a lot of events and soon started giving speeches of her own. Malala was Pakistan's heroine. She believed everyone is equal and so do I.

THE TALK

I believe no man/woman is greater than the other, we are all equal.
No matter how tall, or how small, we are all equal.
No matter what gender, man or women, we are all equal.
Age doesn't matter either, we are still all equal.
We were created to help, not harm.
We were created to save, not kill.
If every human being in this world believes like me, we will be equal.

I wrote this little poem, We Are All Equal, to share how I feel and how Malala feels. She was shot, but she was shot for a reason that she felt so passionate about. It inspired me and she inspired me to write this blog. I wanted and still want to be just like her when I grow up.

The book was amazing. It was detailed and written so beautifully. I enjoyed reading about how Malala lived. It was so interesting to learn about where my mother visits every year. (I'll explain in the next paragraph)

Every year, my mom goes to Pakistan. She visits family and does research. Most of her research is on Swat Valley. She learned about the Taliban (a terrorist group in Pakistan) and how girls/women like Malala lived. She even met Malala's father which I thought was awesome.


Anyways, I should stop before I ramble too much. I totally recommend this book and give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I hope you enjoyed and be sure to enter the BBK Feature Challenge, we've had our first entry but June of Curious Pieces!

Thanks for reading,
Noor

 

9 comments:

  1. Malala is sooo inspiring! Maybe I should read this book, I bet it'll be really good. Great post, Noor! :)

    -Lily

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  2. Anon - you don't know who I am!!September 20, 2014 at 1:47 AM

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  3. She is so inspiring. I read about her in a TIME magazine. A brave woman she is.
    June

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