Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world. Malala's courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography.
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"Striking illustrations, evocative of the Pakistani landscape and of Malala's own hopes and dreams, show Malala and her world in intricate and colorful detail, while straightforward text depicts her childhood and family life in the mountains and valleys of Pakistan and describes the growth of her determination to improve opportunities for girls in her own country and elsewhere. The Taliban's assassination attempt is dealt with sensitively and honestly, with a focus on her ultimate recovery and return to work as an outspoken advocate for children, girls, and education....Extensive notes and photographs are included in the backmatter, as well as a timeline, map, and further reading." -- Kirkus Reviews