An autobiography of a 15 year old girl who grew up in the Swat Valley of Pakistan; this is a story of a girl who, against all odds, speaks for the empowerment of women through education. And for this reason, she was literally shot in the head by the Taliban. Fortunately, she survived and lived to tell her tale. Undoubtedly, it is a tale of incredible courage and a view into a world that most of us can barely even imagine.
We recommend this book not just because Malala is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize but because it is a book that every child should read to gain a perspective on how life exists in other parts of this planet. Sometimes, we are all so caught up in our own privileged bubbles that we don’t remember to be thankful for our incredibly blessed lives.
This book is recommended for Ages 12 and above. As the summer vacation approaches us, add this book to the list of “Must reads” for your children.