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Riverton High School Multi-Cultural Summer Reading

I am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai



Malala Yousafzai wrote her life story in the book I Am Malala. Over the┬ásummer I read her book for my multi-cultural project. This book talks about her life in the Pakistani culture with the Taliban present. All throughout Malala’s life, she has been discriminated just for being a young girl in Pakistan. Around the time she turned 10 the Taliban came into play and introduced a lot of strict rules and laws to follow. Many people rejected these rules and the Taliban reacted by punishing them publicly with beatings, threats, and even killing them.

Malala and her family were among those who disliked many of those rules and laws. When the Taliban says that girls may no longer go to school her and her family are put into danger as her father owns a girls school that Malala attends. Throughout this time Malala and her family get many threats but they chose to speak out in order to stop the Taliban from instructing all these strict laws and rules. As you might be able to tell the Taliban reacts to this is a very poor way and chooses to find her bus ride home and shoots 15-year-old Malala in the head. This doesn’t stop Malala and her family from speaking out against the Taliban and they find many people to join them in speaking for women’s rights and education rights for people all over the world.