Essay on I Am Malala, By Malala Yousafzai

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The book that I chose for my summer reading project was I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai. It focused on life in the Middle East, specifically in Swat, Pakistan. This book showed a striking perspective from a young woman who told about life growing up in Pakistan and her fight for education against the Taliban. In the beginning of the book, Malala talks about the history of her country, such as past leaders, dictators, conflicts, and more to give the reader a sense of Pakistan’s past. Throughout the book, she tells stories about her family and growing up, which helps the reader to understand her and what everyday life is like in Pakistan. Malala introduces the Taliban and their gradual rise to power over the people of Swat, the army, and the police. Conflicts increase and the Taliban tell young girls like Malala to stop going to school. Throughout the struggles, Malala and her father speak out in the media and in public. Malala is shot in the head by a member of the Taliban while on a bus home from a school trip. She then writes about the following panic and fear that her family and her supporters and fans around the world felt as she was sent to a hospital in the UK, where her family eventually joined her. The end of the book tells about Malala and her families’ lives in the UK and how they miss their home in Pakistan. She also writes about her constant fight to provide education for girls and women in the Middle East. The beginning of I Am Malala gives a brief history of…

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