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I am Malala

I have heard the name Malala many times and have always wondered that who is Malala? I read the book Malala which is a story on a Pakistani girl and then I decided to write a book review on that book for people who still wonder that who is Malala?

Malala is a Pakistani girl and was born in Mingora and she lived in the valley of Swat and now in Birmingham, London. She started campaigning for girls’ education at a very early age and used to come on local TV for interviews. Heri-am-malala-400x400-imadzunggcn3j9n4 family was very supportive. Her father was the person who knew her the best, he was the one who encouraged and gave confidence to her to give interviews, go to school and campaign for girls’ education. He gave her hope and courage to fight against the Taliban. Her mother always stood by her side and her brothers always reminded her that even though the whole world knows her, she is just their big sister.

Malala is my role model and my favorite character in the book because she is so brave and courageous to fight against the Taliban. Despite all the fame she got, Malala never grew conceited, vain and she never forgot her customs, traditions and most importantly; who she is and from where does she belong. The part I liked the best was that even though Taliban shot her, she and her family did not back out but continued campaigning, and million other people joined them and spoke up for the cause. At the age of 16 she was invited to give a speech in New York, USA. And at the age of 17, Malala received the Nobel peace prize for fighting for girls’ education.

It is a book which should be read by all because it tells you to never lose hope, have faith in yourself, have courage and be brave and most importantly always believe in your beliefs, no matter what.

(This book review is written by Miss. Vani Gupta. She is a class 6th student of Kothari International School, Noida.  Her parents must be very proud of having such a talented and matured child. Her insight on this inspirational autobiography is quite profound. I must congratulate Vani on her choice of book….this book is not a common choice for a 10 year old. The fact that she read this motivating book and got influenced enough to write about it gives me immense pleasure. Vani has set an example for other young readers to read autobiographical books like these and get inspired by great entities.)

Dear Vani, hope you get motivated by many more books and people like Malala and ………who knows may be you grow up to be a very famous person yourself and set an example for others.