Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog for the BBC that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
This captivating illustrated middle reader biography from the Who Was...? biography series is an excellent introduction to the work of this remarkable young woman.
To learn more about Malala's story, her memoir, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education And Was Shot by the Taliban is also available for teens and adults and for younger readers 10 and up in the I Am Malala Young Readers Edition.