Malala Yousafzai


Don’t ever let it be said that children cannot change the world! Just in case you haven’t heard about Malala Yousafzai, I’ll share a little bit here.

UPDATE: Malala stands up to fascism.

malalamap“Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she became an advocate for girls’ education, which resulted in the Taliban (click here for info. about the Taliban) issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. In  2014,  she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.” (

Yousafzai continues to speak out about education and activism, and has written a book called I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban. A movie was made about her called He Named Me Malala. Below is a trailer for the movie.

And here is Malala’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Photo Credit: By Southbank Centre –, CC BY 2.0,

Map from the book by Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala, 2013.