Malala Yousafzai

Steve Love

Reading — Intermediate Level
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  1. appearing on daily news programs, talk shows, and writing for online blogs.

  2. sparked a national and international outpouring of support.

  3. ran a chain of schools in the region and Malala assisted school regularly.

  4. demanding that all children worldwide be in school by the end of 2015.

  5. for her struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

  6. Malala recovered and her condition improved and she was transported to the United Kingdom.

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997 in northwest Pakistan. Girls had been banned from attending school in that region by the local Taliban. Malala's family, however,

On October 9, 2012, Malala's school bus was stopped by Taliban gunmen. They asked for her by name and shot her three times. One bullet traveled through her forehead through the length of her face and into her shoulder. Despite her serious injuries,

When the Taliban heard of her recovery, they vowed to kill Malala and her father. Malala became a public activist She met with world leaders and spoke regularly in front of the United Nations - who dubbed July 12th Malala Day.

Malala's assassination attempt The United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education launched a petition

Time Magazine featured Malala as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Malala was the winner of Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize. FInally, in 2014, Malala was announced co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize She was the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What is your opinion about Malala's story?

  2. Do you think the international community could do anything more to protect the rights of children to an education?

  3. Do you think Malala deserved the Nobel Peace Prize? Why or why not?

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