Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BOOK: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Got Shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai (9 h 55 min)

Such an inspiring book! Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls going to school in Pakistan. Her strength and intelligence was such a threat. Little did they realize that she would not be stopped, and her voice for girls eventually led her to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Archie Punjabi, the wonderful actor from The Good Wife. What I really liked about the book was all the history of Pakistan and Afghanistan that led up to the Taliban rise and seeing how different yet the same families can be.

Malala's father was so courageous and supportive of his daughter, insisting that she be educated. Rather humbling to realize my first child was also born in 1997 like Malala. Our lives have been significantly less tumultuous.

Wonderful read with history, bravery, and feminism.