Research Paper On I Am Malala

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I Am Malala
Karissa Martin
July 31,2017

Malala Yousafzai is a young woman from Pakistan, all she wanted was to go to school. Where Malala was from females wasn’t allowed to attend school whatsoever. At only 15 years old Malala Yousafzai was fatally shot in the head by the Taliban because she wanted to go to school. Little did they know by just shooting Malala she herself has become known all across the world. She stood up for what she believed in before she got shot and even after. This is Malala Yousafzai’s story. July 12, 1997 Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan. They did celebrations for the birth of the boys but never for the girls. According to Malala in her book “the birth of the girls was always really hidden behind a curtain” they never really paid attention to them as they would the boys. Malala was named after “malalai of maiwand” the greatest heroine of afghanistan. She lived in a valley, Swat Valley. Swat means “garden”, it has waterfalls, lakes and even mountains. When malala was born her and her family was very poor. In malala’s book “I Am Malala” she explains that she and her family lived in a “shabby shack” and it only had two bedrooms. There wasn’t even a bathroom when they moved in it. Two years after malala’s birth, her brother Khushal was born. Same as Malala, Khushal was born at home because they couldn’t afford a hospital. Khushal was named after their father’s school. Five years later, their family was complete, her little and last brother was

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