"I got the book I Am Malala
for Christmas. Her story has been in the news - "The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the taliban." Reading was very slow because I can only tolerate a couple pages at a time but so far it is very good. It will be very interesting to see what becomes of her.
I finally finished this book. It always amazes me how a person can stay so positive and retain her faith when going through such a horrific ordeal. She seems to hold no grudge or bitterness and is determined to continue to make her stand for girls education everywhere.
What seems to define her is her rewriting of a Pashto tapae:
from "If the men cannot win the battle, O my country,
then the women will come forth and win you an honor."
to "Whether the men are winning or losing the battle, O my country'
The women are coming and the women will win you an honor."
It is also extraordinary that her parents and her government have stood by her. What is sad is that it seems she may never return to her home in the Swat Valley.
This was a book I enjoyed and worth reading."
I wrote the above on ATT in a section about books. It seems pertinent to this thread if only to illustrate an issue most children here do not worry about on a daily basis.